Research Programs

   Research & Development 2021

 

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Project Proposal

Location

Intimating Agency

Cost Involved for one year (Rs)

Time Frame

1

Conservation genetics of Snow Leopards housed in Topkeydara, Darjeeling

 

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

WBZA

10.00L

1 Year

2

Assessment of current conservation prospects of Bengal Monitor Lizard and Smooth-coated Otter in West Bengal and preparation of future conservation plan.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata &  Garhchumuk Deer Park, Howrah

WBZA

2.90 L

3 years

3

A Study on glucocorticoid expression and its association with behavioural syndromes in non-human primates housed in Zoological Garden Alipore.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

WBZA

4.53L

2 years

4

Release and post – release monitoring of Goral in Mahananda wildlife sanctuary

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

15.96 L

8 Months

5

Study on Behaviour and Reproductive Biology of Markhor (Capra falconeri).

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

4.70 L

2 years

6

Characterizing the behaviour and reproductive biology of zoo housed Mishmi takin (Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor) using non-invasive techniques.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

4.70 L

2 years

7

Conservation Breeding and Release of Red Jungle Fowl.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

3.50 L

8 Months

8

Research proposal for the Study titled “ Haematological and Biochemical values of Captive Asiatic Elephant”.

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri

4.15 L

2 years

9

Research Proposal for the Study on dung/scat analysis of Herbivore animals to analyse presence of gut parasites.

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri

3.24 L

1 year

10

Research proposal on Captive Breeding and Management of Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) at North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri.

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri

North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri

2.91 L

2 years

11

Effects of density and limnological parameters on the life history traits of freshwater soft shelled turtle at Garhchumuk mini Zoo: Implications for management.

Garhchumuk Deer Park, Howrah

Serampore College, Serampore, Hooghly &

Durgapur Government College, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, WB

3.52 L

4 years

12

Behaviour of cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) housed in different Zoos of West Bengal.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata,  North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Siliguri, Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram

WBZA

5.75L

3 years

13

Occurrence of Listeria species in different captive wild animals of Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram, West Bengal, India.

Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram

WBZA

4.42L

3 years

14

Study on Gut microbial diversity of Snow Leopards housed in Topkeydara, Darjeeling.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

WBZA

8.63L

1 year

15

Assessment of current conservation prospects of two endangered pangolin species in West Bengal and preparation of future conservation plan in the context of illegal trade.

WBZA & Department of Zoology, Serampore College &

Department of Conservation Biology,

Durgapur Government College,

Durgapur

Serampore College, Serampore, Hooghly, West Bengal

&

Durgapur Government College, Durgapur

4.60L

4 years

16

Conservation Breeding of Kalij & Cheer Pheasants in Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling & release in Singalila & Neora Valley National Park.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

WBZA

9.63 L

4 years

17

Effects of the types of food items and food presentation on the behaviour of fishing cat, Prionailurus viverrinus Bennett, 1833 (Carnivora: Felidae) in a confined environment: implication for conservation breeding.

Garhchumuk Deer Park, Howrah

Serampore College, Serampore, Hooghly, West Bengal

&

Kishore Bharati Bhaghini Nivedita College (Co-Ed), behala, Kolkata 700060

 

4.95 L

4 years

18

Behaviour study of Native animals of Southern Hemisphere in Alipore Zoo, Kolkata, India.

 

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

WBZA

2.98 L

1 year

19

Status Survey of Free Living Flora and Fauna of Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

WBZA

5.20 L

2 years

20

Captive breeding of Fishing Cats with detailed Gynaecological and Andrological study.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

1.97L

3 years

21

Study of Bacterial and Fungal Load in fresh buffalo meat, vegetables, fruits, water for carnivores of the zoo.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

1.89L

3 years

22

Disease screening in captive Giraffe with emphasis on captive breeding and training of sub-adult Giraffe.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

1.14 L

3 years

23

Disease screening and breeding of captive large felids.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

1.14 L

3 years

24

Captive breeding of Chimpanzees.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

1.88L

2 years

25

Orthopaedic diseases in wild animals and birds and other feasible management.

 

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

0.50L

3 years

26

Use of modern diagnostic imaging techniques for disease diagnosis in zoo animals.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

15.62L

3 years

27

Project on formulation of balanced feed for ideal nutrition for wild captive birds.

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata

1.82L

 

3 years

Total

132.23L

GB Approved Final Figure = 302.43

 

Conservation Breeding Programme

29

Conservation Breeding Programme for Fishing Cat

Zoological Garden Alipore, Kolkata; Garhchumuk Deer Park, Howrah; Parmadan Wildlife Sanctuary

WBZA

23.00L

To continue

Grand Total

 

155.23L

 


RESEARCH PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED DURING 2017-2018

Following research programmes were conducted during the period under report.

1. The Report Project titled "Study of Soil Micro-Flora and Micro-Fauna of the Enclosure of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Dawhill and Topkeydara" submitted. The said Research work has been completed for the display area of the Park.  The work is continued in the three Breeding Centres under Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling 

2. Project of North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri on free living Flora and Fauna in Phase 1 completed and Report submitted. The Project in 2nd year has started and the data compilation is going on including photographs. 

3. "Studies on Population and Behavioural Ecology of Red Panda in Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal with special reference to conservation" has started after the approval by the Governing Board.

4. Collection of scat (faeces) samples of Giraffe at Zoological Garden, Alipore for DNA Barcoding at Molecular BiodiversityResearch Division Lab, Government Arts College , Ooty has started and one report has been submitted by Principal Investigator.

5. "Analysis of treatment provided & mortality of animals in Zoos under West Bengal Zoo Authority in the last 10 years" has been compiled and the analysis part is in progress. 

6.  Project on "Routine Diagnosis of Zoonotic Diseases of Zoo Animals by using Conventional and Commercial Rapid Kit based Approaches” at Zoological Garden Alipore has started & is in progress. 

7. Study on discontinuation of visit of Migratory Birds in the Lake in Zoological Garden, Alipore has been completed and one presentation will be made on 14th September, 2018.


RESEARCH PROGRAMMES APPROVED DURING 2016-2017

Following research programmes approved during the period.

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Name of the Zoo

Name of the Programme

Remarks

1.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan       Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Status Survey of Himalayan Goral (Nemorhaedus goral) at Singalila National Park, Neora Valley National Park, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary and Kurseong Division.

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

2.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Developing Ex-Situ Husbandry Practices for Himalayan Newt

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

3.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Population & Behavioural Ecology of Red Panda at Singalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India

Funded by West Bengal Zoo Authority

4.

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Genetic Analysis of Captive Stock of Giraffe

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

5.

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Study of Visitors in connection with determination of carrying capacity

Approved & Funded by West Bengal Zoo Authority


RESEARCH PROGRAMMES  CONDUCTED DURING 2015-2016

Following research programmes were conducted during the period under report.

Sl. no

Name of the Zoo

Name of the Programme

Remarks

1.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan       Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Studies on biology, breeding, behaviour and aviary practices for improved performance of captive Himalayan Pheasants

Funded by CZA

2.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Red panda nutrition – an approach towards integration

Funded by CZA

3.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Studies on population and behaviuoral ecology of red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Singalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India with special reference to Conservation

Work is in progress. The project is funded by the WBZA


 

4

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Study of soil micro Flora and Fauna of enclosures at Darjeeling zoo.

Work is in progress. The project is funded by the WBZA

5

Rasikbeel Mini Zoo

Cooch Behar

Behavioural data is recorded by various scholars on the captive animals of the zoo

Pheromone study for the Leopard is being undertaken by the University of Calcutta

6

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Study on discontinuation of visit of migratory birds in Zoological Garden, Alipore

Project was sanctioned by the WBZA at its 10th meeting of GB held on 28th January, 2015. The project will be supervised by the Director, Zoological Garden, Alipore

7

Zoological Garden, Alipore

Analysis of treatment provided & mortality in Zoological Garden, Alipore during the last 10-20 years

Project was sanctioned by the WBZA at its 10th GB meeting held on 28th January, 2015. The project will be supervised by the Director, Zoological Garden, Alipore