Govt. Of WB Dept. Of  Forest Facebook

South Khairbari Rescue Centre having an area of 25 Ha was established in the year 2003in the district of Alipur Duar.  Objectives of the centre are The centre houses 18 Mammals.  Nearby this rescue centre, many places of interest’s viz., Chilapata Forest, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jayanti, Jaldapara National Park, Kunjanagar Eco Park are situated. The Centre  is  to make conservation education & awareness generation about wild animals & birds among general   public, to rescue and rehabilitate the leopards / Tigers / Lions. Present address of the centre is Jaldapara Wild Life Division – III, Nilkuthi, P.O.& Dist : Alipur Duar, Pin : 736101.It is 11 kms from Jaldapara. Average yearly visitors is more than 60, 000. The Centre is under the charge of the Divisional Forest Officer, Cooch Behar Forest Division, who is the Ex-Officio Director. The zoo is opened from 9.30 am to 5.00pmexcept one weekly holiday.Official contact no.03242-250307.

The Forest Department, Govt. of WB has created this Rescue Centre for rehabilitation of Leopards from Tea Gardens and Tigers from Circuses. The Central Zoo Authority has recognized it as Leopard Safari and Rescue Centre (Mini zoo).

At a Glance



1. Name of the Zoo South Khairbari Leopard Safari and Rehabilitation Centre, South Khairbari, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
2. Category of the Zoo Leopard Safari and Rescue Centre (Mini Zoo)
3. Zoo Location

Village : Satpukuria, Post : South Khairbari,

Distt. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
4. Area of the Zoo 12.00 hectares to be extended to 25 hectares (20 hectares for Leopard Safari and 5 hectares as Rescue Centre)
5. Year of Establishment 2003
6. Objective

I   Conservation education and awareness.

II  Rescue and rehabilitation of Leopards
7. Theme of display

Leopards Safari and off display Rescue Centre for Tiger/Lions/Leopards.

8. No. of Visitors (annually) approx. 60,000
9. Animal Collection Plan

Tiger/Lions/Leopards Rescue Centre 30 Nos.

Leopards in Safari (upto 10 Nos.)

10. Manpower

I     Forester as  In-charge under DFO

II   Veterinary  Officer of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.

III  Support staff as per needs

11. In-charge

Divisional Forest Officer


Coochbehar Division, Post & Distt. Coochbehar,

736 101.


West Bengal

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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
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  Remarks Leopard Safari-cum-Rescue Centre has been created by the Forest Department, West Bengal for rehabilitation of Leopards from Tea Gardens and Tigers from Circuses.
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South Khairbari Rescue Centre, Wildlife Division-III, Nilkuthi,

Dist: Alipurduar, P. O. Cooch Behar, Pin -  736101

Telephone No. 03242-250307
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