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).
|01.||Name of the Zoo||South Khairbari Mini Zoo, Alipur Duar, West Bengal|
|02.||Category of the Zoo||Rescue Centre|
|03.||Zoo Location||Village : Satpukuria, Post : South Khairbari,, Distt. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal|
|04.||Area of the Zoo||167.55 Acres|
|05.||Year of Establishment||2003|
|06.||Objective|| I. Conservation education and awareness.
II. Rescue Centre of Leopards
|07.||Theme of display||Broad taxonomic display of selected wild animal species in the existing zoo|
|08.||No. of Visitors||More than 60.000 per year|
|09.||Important Species||Tiger Leopards, Deer|
Ex-Officio Director - 1 No.
Veterinary Officer - 1 No
Zoo Supervisor - 1 No.
Education Assistant - 1 No
Veterinary Assistant - 1 No.
Asst. Zoo Supervisor - 1 No.
Support staff as per needs
|11.||In-charge||Divisional Forest Officer|
|Address||Coochbehar Division, Post & Distt. Coochbehar,736 101.|
|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|
|E-mail Idfirstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com|
Wildlife Division-III, Nilkuthi,
P. O.- Cooch Behar,
Pin - 736101