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Geographically North Bengal is very rich in wildlife like Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Bison, Bear etc. Therefore, North Bengal is extremely important place in the wildlife map of India. Siliguri is the gateway of Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan as well as other places of North East India. So for the reason the aforesaid area in Dabgram 1&4 Compartment has been chosen for creation of North Bengal Wild Animal's park (viz., Bengal Safari) to showcase the Bio-diversity of North Bengal. An area of 297 hactre has been identified for the establishment of the park at Siliguri. The area is largely plain with thick to sparse vegetation providing ideal habitat for the wild life. It is very well connected by road, rail and air (Bagdogra Airport). Tourists travelling to Darjeeling, Gangtok, Sikkim, North East India & Bhutan go via Siliguri. Strategically it is a very good location with good tourist inflow.

 

The North Bengal Wild Animal's Park, Siliguri (West Bengal) (viz., Bengal Safari) will provide rewarding experience to the visitors about the wildlife of the region. The display, care and awareness will be of such level to promote conservation of wildlife. The Park will endeavor to breed the endangered species for display, exchange and rehabilitation in the wild. This Park will be a showcase of rich biodiversity of the state of North Bengal.

 

The North Bengal Wild Animal's Park, Siliguri (viz., Bengal Safari ) intends to complement the national efforts in conservation of wildlife through breeding of endangered species of the region and to develop an empathy among visitors for wild animals.

The park shall work for the conservation of the rich bio-diversity of the region to the following objectives:

 

 The ownership of the land of the proposed North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri (viz. Bengal Safari) belongs to forest department, Government of West Bengal. Dabgram  1 & 4  Forest Compartments are classified as Protected Forest vide G.O. No 707-For dated 29.02.1960, of Adabari beat, Salugarah Range of Baikunthpur Forest Division on the National Highway No. 31 constitutes the said land.

 

1st Phase of (Herbivore Safari) of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (viz. Bengal Safari), Siliguri has been completed and commissioned.  On 21st February 2016  Herbivore Safari of  North Bengal Wild Animals Park (viz. Bengal Safari) has been inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal. North Bengal Wild Animals Park (viz. Bengal Safari), Siliguri is the only Safari Park in the state of West Bengal.

 

  • The objective of the park shall be the conservation of the rich biodiversity of the region i.e. North   Bengal,  as  the  animal  species  displayed  shall be mainly  from the North Bengal eco-system only.
  • To reduce the tourist pressure on the National Parks/Protected Areas of the region.
  • To create amongst the visitors empathy towards wild animals through appreciation and better understanding.
  • To collect and collate the scientific data on the biology, behaviour and health care of various species of wild animals displayed in the safari and use the same in future management of the safari park.
  • Recreation for the purpose of providing wholesome, healthy and educational activity to a large number of people by utilizing the outdoor natural setting without detriment to any of the preceding objectives.

 

 The ownership of the land of the proposed North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri (viz. Bengal Safari) belongs to forest department, Government of West Bengal. Dabgram  1 & 4  Forest Compartments are classified as Protected Forest vide G.O. No 707-For dated 29.02.1960, of Adabari beat, Salugarah Range of Baikunthpur Forest Division on the National Highway No. 31 constitutes the said land.

 

1st Phase of (Herbivore Safari) of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (viz. Bengal Safari), Siliguri has been completed and commissioned.  On 21st February 2016  Herbivore Safari of  North Bengal Wild Animals Park (viz. Bengal Safari) has been inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal. North Bengal Wild Animals Park (viz. Bengal Safari), Siliguri is the only Safari Park in the state of West Bengal.

At a Glance
1. Name of the Zoo North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari)
2. Category of the Zoo Medium
3. Zoo Location Siliguri
4. Area of the Zoo 297 hectare
5. Year of Establishment 2016
6. Objective

I.  Conservation education and awareness. 

II.  Research on Conservation of wild animals in captivity  

iii. To showcase the biodiversity of North Bengal place.

7. Theme of display I Broad taxonomic display of selected wild animal  species in the existing safari in natural condition
8. No. of Visitors (annually) approx. Till 31st Jan,2016 5000
9. Animal Collection Plan Tiger,Lepord,Himalayan Black Bear,
10. Manpower

I    Director                                              -  1 No.

II   Assistant Director                               -  1 No.

III  Veterinary Officers                            -  1 No.

IV  Biologist                                              -  1 No.

V   Education Officer                               -  1 No.

VI Sub Assistant Engg.                         - 1 No

VII Zoo Supervisor                               - 2 No

VIII Support staff as per needs

 

11. In-charge

Director

  Address

5th Mile,sevak Road, Siliguri, West Bengal

  State  West Bengal
  Telephone No. 0353-2643901
  Fax 0353-2643901
  E-mail Id dirnbwap@gmail.com/arunmukherjeenbwap2014@gmail.com
  Website  
12. Controlling Authority Member  Secretary
  Address West Benagl Zoo Autority, KB 19 Salt Lake City ,Kolkata-700098
  Telephone No. 033-2335 0012/2335-0110
  Fax 033-2335 0012
  E-mail Id wbzooautority@yahoo.in/ mswbza@gmail.com
13. Remarks Only safari in West bengal over an area of 297 Ha, within  a patch of natural sal forest,perfact  showcase of north bengal flora,fauna.
Attraction
Mammals Birds Reptiles
TotalSpecies
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TotalSpecies
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Contact
Address

North Bengal Wild Animals Park,

Ramkrishna Road, Asram Para,  Siliguri -  734001

Telephone No. 0353-2643901
E-mail Id directornbwap@ gmail.com