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Junglemahal Zoological Park earlier known as Jhargram  Zoo  has been established as a Deer Park in the year 1980, within a patch of natural  forest at Khasjungle mouza, J.L No. 395 under Dhabani Beat of Jhargram Division at Jhargram. Subsequently, it was recognised as Jhargram Zoo (Small Category Zoo) on 9th September 2005 by Central Zoo Authority with the objectives of scientific management, conservation breeding of endangered species, high standard of maintenance for  welfare  of captive animals and also to develop empathy amongst  the citizen of the area towards wildlife conservation, following the accepted norms and  standard as framed by CZA. Vision of Junglemahal Zoological Park  is to showcase the Biodiversity of Lateritic Eco-System.


Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram, West Midnapur District, West Bengal, will provide rewarding experience to the visitors about  the wildlife of the region.  The display, care and awareness are such level to promote conservation of wildlife. Junglemahal Zoological Park will endeavour to breed the endangered species for display, exchange & rehabilitation in the wild.  As such the flora & fauna exist in their natural pristine glory unhindered and unaffected. The Junglemahal  Zoological Park will be 'Showcase' of rich biodiversity of Lateritic eco-systems of the State of West Bengal.


The Junglemahal Zoological Park is situated within the municipal limits of Jhargram Town       and it is 3 km. away from Jhargram Rly. Station.  It is about 16 km. away from NH-6.  There is a good network of road to approach Junglemahal  Zoological Park, Jhargram.  Nearest Airport is Kolkata which is 160 km away from the zoo.


At present Junglemahal Zoological Park has 147 Nos. Mammals, 65 Nos. Birds, 147 Nos. Reptiles.  The total area of Park is 21.54 hactre.

At a Glance
1. Name of the Zoo Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram
2. Category of the Zoo Small
3. Zoo Location Jhargram Town, West Bengal
4. Area of the Zoo 33.2 hectare
5. Year of Establishment 1980
6. Objective

I    Conservation Education and awareness.

II   Planned breeding of common wild animal species

     of South-West Bengal for restocking in the wild.

II  Research Centre for Monkeys
7. Theme of display

I   Broad taxonomic display of wild animal

    species of South-West Bengal.

II  Off display rescue centre for Monkeys 
8. No. of Visitors (annually) approx. 1.00 lakh
9. Animal Collection Plan

I    Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Grey Wold, Jackal,

     Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Rhesus Monkey, Spotted

      Deer, Barking Deer, Peafowl, Star Tortoise, Water

     Birds etc.

II   Off display rescue centre for Monkeys (30-40 Nos.)   
10. Manpower

I    One ACF rank officer as Director-in-charge

II   Vet. Officer on regular contract         -  1 No.

III  One RFO as Curator (animals)           -  1 No.

IV  Education Officer/Biologist                   -  1 No.

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

Divisional Forest Officer

  Address Jhargram Forest Division, Dist. West Midnapur (Paschim), Jhargram 721 507, West Bengal


   State  West Bengal
  Telephone No. 03221-255010
  Fax 03221-255010
  E-mail Id
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 facility, run by the State Forest Department, West Bengal
Mammals Birds Reptiles
Zoo Visitors


MAY 6908 1358 8266
JUNE 10247 2286 12533
AUGUST 6960 886 7846
SEPTEMBER 5667 817 6484
OCTOBER 14583 2773 17356
NOVEMBER 8260 1499 9759
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Janglemahal Zoological Garden,Jhargram,

Dist : Midnapore (West), Pin -  721507

Telephone No. 03221-255010
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