Dist : Jhargram
PIN. - 721507
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.