Golapbug, P.O. Rajbati,
Burdwan 713104, West Bengal
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