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The history of the Barddhaman Zoological Park also known as Ramnabagan Mini Zoo dates back as 1960, which has been developed within the Ramnabagan Wild Life Sanctuary, a natural forest patch flourished during the feudal reign of Rajas and Maharajas of Bardhaman Taluk. In the year 1978, the area had been converted to a Deer Park with the introduction of 6 nos. of deer. Ramnabagan Wild Life Sanctuary has been recognised as a Mini Zoo by the Central Zoo Authority. Latest recognition up to 31.12.2015 was conveyed by the Central Zoo Authority as a ‘Mini Category Zoo with an area of 14.31 ha. The Divisional Forest Officer, Burdwan Division is the Ex-Officio Director of the Zoo.

The objective of the zoo is to conserve the representative wild animals of the Gangetic plains and also to aware the general public on sustainable conservation of wild fauna which are under severe threat due to biotic interference. The zoo houses 112 Mammals, 15 Birds and 19 Reptiles. The zoo is opened from 9.30 am to 5.00pm except Thurs day. Average yearly visitors are more than one lakh.

In the vicinity of the zoo, there are several place of interest such as Garh Jungle (Dharma Garh of Raja Surath), Burdwan University, Krishnasayer Park, Meghnad Saha Planetarium, Mazhar of Pir Baharam, 108 Shib Mandir, Sarbamangala Temple,  Science Centre. The area is situated within the municipal limits of Burdwan town and is about 4 km. away from Burdwan Railway station to the Western direction. It is about 50 m. away from G.T.Road (N.H.2) on Burdwan-Durgapur stretch. It is well connected with G.T Road by Sukumar Sen Road that mets G.T Road at Golapbag More. There is a good network of approach roads all along the periphery of the zoo. Present address is Golapbag, Burdwan-713104 and official contact no. :0342-2657172

At a Glance

INFORMATION OF RAMNABAGAN MINI ZOO, BURDWAN

 

1. Name of the Zoo Bardhaman Zoological Park, Bardhaman
2. Category of the Zoo Mini Zoo
3. Zoo Location Golapbug, P.O. Rajbati, Burdwan, West Bengal
4. Area of the Zoo 14.31 hectare
5. Year of Establishment 1981
6. Objective

I     Conservation education and awareness.

II   Leopard Rescue Centre.
7. Theme of display

I   Enclosures for Leopard, Sloth Bear, Rhesus

     Monkey, Spotted Deer, Crocodile, Turtles,

     Water Birds.

II   Off display Rescue Centre for Leopard
8. No. of Visitors (annually) approx. 1,50,000
9. Animal Collection Plan

Leopard ( off-display RC) 6 Nos.

Leopard ( display ) 2 Nos.

Sloth Bear           4 Nos.

Rhesus Monkey   6 Nos.

Spotted Deer     30 Nos.

Crocodile            10 Nos.

Turtles

Water Birds
10. Manpower

I   Forester as In-charge under DFO

II   Contract visits of Vet. Officer.

III Support staff as per needs.  
11. In-charge

Divisional Forest Officer

  Address

Burdwan Forest Division, Golapbug, P.O. Rajbati,

Burdwan 713 104, West Bengal

  State West Bengal
  Telephone No.  0342-2657172
  Fax  0342-2559507
  E-mail Id dfojbdn@yahoo.co.in/dirrzp@gmail.com
  Website  
12. Controlling Authority Chief Wildlife Warden, West Bengal
  Address Chief Wildlife Warden, Government of West Bengal, Bikash Bhawan, North Block, IIIrd Floor, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700091. (West Bengal)
  Telephone No. 033-23346900/23583208 (O)
  Fax 033-23345946
  E-mail Id  
13. Remarks Small wild animal collection near Forest Office and Wildlife Sanctuary run by Forest Department, West Bengal
Attraction
Mammals Birds Reptiles
TotalSpecies
1814
TotalSpecies
156
TotalSpecies
263
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Contact
Address

Burdwan Forest Division, Golapbug, P.O. Rajbati,

Burdwan 713104, West Bengal

Telephone No.  0342-2657172
E-mail Id dirbzp@gmail.com