North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri (ESTD - 2016)

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 January 2016 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.

At a Glance


01. Name of the Zoo North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri
02. Category of the Zoo Mini
03. Zoo Location Siliguri
04. Area of the Zoo 733.90 Acres
05. Year of Establishment 2016
06. Objective I. Conservation education and awareness.
II. Research on Conservation of wild animals in captivity
III. To showcase the biodiversity of North Bengal place.
07. Theme of display Broad taxonomic display of selected wild animal species in the existing safari in natural condition
08. No. of Visitors More than 2.50 lakhs per year
09. Important Species Tiger , Leopard, Black Bear , Lesser cat, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Deer, Crocodile, Gharial, Pheasants etc.
10. Manpower Director - 1 No.
Assistant Director - 1 No.
Veterinary Officers - 2 No.
Biologist - 1 No.
Sub Assistant Engineer. - 1 No
Zoo Supervisor - 1 No
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
Website www.northbengalwildanimalspark.in
12. Controlling Authority Member Secretary
Address Aranya Bhawan, Block – LA-10A, Sector – III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 106, West Bengal
Telephone No. 033-2335 0012 / 2335-5011
Fax 033-2335 0012
E-mail Id wbzooautority@yahoo.in/ mswbza@gmail.com

Attraction


Mammals Birds Reptiles Amphibians
Total Species
455 14
Total Species
92 16
Total Species
63 4
Total Species
0 0

Zoo Visitors


VISITORS STATEMENT FROM APRIL 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 2019

MONTH

ADULT

CHILDREN

TOTAL 

APRIL 2018

22517

873

23390

MAY

32160

1409

33569

JUNE

34064

1742

35806

JULY

18604

923

19527

AUGUST

17184

530

17714

SEPTEMBER

11652

354

12006

OCTOBER

22870

927

23797

NOVEMBER

19277

856

20133

DECEMBER

30813

2039

32852

JANUARY

29732

1918

31650

FEBRUARY

17078

768

17846

MARCH

22425

1284

23709

APRIL 2019

16619

779

17398

MAY

23282

1395

24677

JUNE

28608

1782

30390

JULY

11580

475

12055

AUGUST

12925

485

13410

SEPTEMBER

8497

265

8762

OCTOBER

18743

971

19714

NOVEMBER

15750

856

16606

DECEMBER

29901

1630

33613

JANUARY, 2020

38374

2155

40529

 

 


Schemes


    Statement of Adoption of Animals of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri during the year 2018-2019:

Sl.No

Adopted Species

Rate

Person /Organisation

Annual

1

Common leopard (Nayan)

Rs 1,00,000

Sri. Arun Kr. Mukhopadhyay

12.11.2018-11.11.2019

 


Contact


North Bengal Wild Animals Park

Ramkrishna Road, Asram Para,
Siliguri, 734001

Phone:

0353-2643901

email:

directornbwap@ gmail.com

Website:

www.northbengalwildanimalspark.in

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