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The Rasikbeel Mini Zoo was established with an area of 12Ha land in the year of 1997 as Bochamari Deer Park and in the year of 2003, The Mini Zoo is themed to display the animals found in the locality particularly in Northern Bengal plains in wild conditions and to appraise the visitors regarding their natural habitats and their conservation values. Objectives of the zoo is to house anddisplay of broad representatives of diverse and endangered animals and birds with emphasis on the Indian fauna belonging to the region considering the climatic conditions suitable for them, to display animals in pleasant and aesthetic natural settings in accordance with their habit and habitat specifications and to ensure standard animal health care and establish self sustaining populations of genetically and behaviourally viable animals.

The Rasikbeel Mini Zoo is to act as a centre for receiving ill, injured, seized and orphaned animals of Coochbehar District only for temporary shelter, treatment and release the same in wild subject to availability of suitable habitat or otherwise scientific upkeep with strict adherence to the guidelines framed for the purpose. The Park is under the charge of Divisional Forest Officer, Cooch Behar Forest Division, who is the Ex-Officio Director.

Central zoo Authority vide CZA) granted recognition to this Centre up to 31st December, 2015. The Park houses 72 Mammals, 7 Birds and 10 Reptiles. Average yearly visitors are more than 86,000. The zoo is opened from 9.30 am to 5.00pm except weekly holiday.It will take one and half hours from Toofangunge. It is 74 km from Alipur Duar. The nearest railway station is New Cooch Behar, 35 km away. Cars are available for hire at the station.

Nearest places of interest are Buxa Tiger Reserve,Rajabhatkhawa, Jayanti. Present address of the Park is CoochBehar Division, Dist: Cooch Behar, State : West Bengal, Pin : 736101. Official contact no. 03582-227728

At a Glance

INFORMATION OF RASIKBEEL MINI ZOO, COOCHBEHAR

 

1. Name of the Zoo

Rasikbeel Mini Zoo, Rasikbeel, Coochbehar,

West Bengal
2. Category of the Zoo Mini Zoo
3. Zoo Location Bochamari, Rasikbeel, Coochbehar
4. Area of the Zoo 10 hectares and 2 hectares (Satellite Facility)
5. Year of Establishment 1997
6. Objective

Conservation education and awareness.

7. Theme of display Enclosures of Leopard, Spotted Deer, Peafowl, Gharial, Python and fresh water Turtle
8. No. of Visitors (annually) approx. 1,00,000
9. Animal Collection Plan

Leopard                   ( 4 Nos.)

Spotted Deer      (upto 40 Nos.)

Peafowl                 (6 Nos.)  

Gharial                   ( 10 Nos.)

Fresh water Turtle   ( 10 nos.)

Python                     ( 6 Nos. )
10. Manpower

I   Forester as In-charge under DFO

II   Contract visits of Veterinary Officer.

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

Divisional Forest Officer

  Address

Social Forestry Division, Coochbehar.

  State

West Bengal

  Telephone No.

03582-227727/28

  Fax

03582-230751

  E-mail Id

dirrmz@gmail.com/cobdivn@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 facility run by Forest Department, West Bengal near a lake. The facilities are :

(1)Housing of Deer, (2) Housing of Leopard

(3) Housing of Peacock (4) Housing of Reticulated Python, (5) Water long animal like Gharial and Fresh Water Turtle at Pond.

Attraction
Mammals Birds Reptiles
TotalSpecies
354
TotalSpecies
53
TotalSpecies
132
Zoo Visitors
Not Found
Schemes
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Contact
Address

Rasikbeel Mini Zoo,Kameswari Road (East), near Airport, 

Dist : Coochbehar, Pin - 736101

Telephone No. 03582-227728
E-mail Id dirrmz@gmail.com