Govt. Of WB Dept. Of  Forest Facebook

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

1.

Name of the Zoo

North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri

2.

Category of the Zoo

Mini

3.

Zoo Location

Siliguri

4.

Area of the Zoo

733.90 Acres

5.

Year of Establishment

2016

6.

Objective

I.  Conservation education and awareness. 

II.  Research on Conservation of wild animals in captivity  

III. To showcase the biodiversity of North Bengal place.

7.

Theme of display

Broad taxonomic display of selected wild animal  species in the existing safari in natural condition

8.

No. of Visitors

More than 2.50 lakhs per year

9.

Important Species

Tiger , Leopard,  Black Bear , Lesser cat, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Deer, Crocodile, Gharial, Pheasants etc.

10.

Manpower

  1. Director                                              -  1 No.
  2. Assistant Director                           -  1 No.
  3. Veterinary Officers                          -  2 No.
  4. Biologist                                              -  1 No.
  5. Sub Assistant Engineer.                  - 1 No
  6. 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
TotalSpecies
45514
TotalSpecies
9216
TotalSpecies
634
Zoo Visitors

VISITORS STATEMENT FROM APRIL 2018 TO JUNE 2019

MONTH ADULT CHILDREN TOTAL 
APRIL 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 16619 779 17398
MAY 23282 1395 24677
JUNE 28608 1782 30390
JULY 11580 475 12055
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
Address

North Bengal Wild Animals Park,

Ramkrishna Road, Asram Para,  Siliguri -  734001

Telephone No. 0353-2643901
E-mail Id directornbwap@ gmail.com
 
Website www.northbengalwildanimalspark.in