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Government of West Bengal
Directorate of Forests

Wildlife Wing

Rescue Centre

Status of Rescue Centres / Deer Park / Zoos In West Bengal

Sl.No. Name Division Status CWLW's letter no. CZA's letter no.
1. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park Recognized upto 31.12.2009 19-20/92-CZA(325)(Vol. III), dated 10.09.2003
2. Kunjanagar Eco Park Coochbehar Recognized as Mini Category Zoo upto 31.08.2009 F.No.22-64/04-CZA(461) (M), dt.09.08.2005
3. South Khairbari Leopard Safari & Rehabilitation Centre, Coochbehar Coochbehar Recognized upto 31.08.2009 2411/200-8/WL, dt. 30.12.2004 from the Conservator of Forests, Wildlife (North) Circle, WB F.No. 22-63/04-CZA(462)
4. Bochamari Gharial Rescue Centre and Deer Park , Rasikbill Coochbehar Recognized upto 31.08.2009 F.No.22-88/04-CZA(499)(M), dt.09.08.2005
5. Animal Rescue Centre, Surulia Purulia Recognized upto 31.08.2009 F.No.22-71/04- CZA(457)
6. Adina Deer Park , Adina, Malda Malda Recognized upto 31.03.2009 F.No.22-49/04-CZA(489)(M), dt.21.02.2007
7. Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary Burdwan Recognized upto 30.04.2010 F.No. 22-67/04-CZA(473)(M), dt.22.04.2008
8. Kumari Kangsabati Deer Park , Bonpakuria, Bankura Bankura (South) Recognized upto 30.04.2011 F.No.19-224/93-CZA(322)(M), dt.09.04.2008
9. West Bengal Snake Park & Laboratory, Badu 24-Parganas (N) Recognized upto 31.08.2013 F.No. 19-66/93-CZA (313)(M), dt.11.08.2008
10. Garchumuk Deer Park Howrah Social Forestry Recognized upto 31.03.2011 F.No. 23-3/97-CZA (382)(M), dt.18.03.2008
11. Pugmarks - pfa. Santiniketan Rescue Centre "Deer" Purbapally, Santiniketan Birbhum Recognized upto 31.08.2010 F.No.22-2/05-CZA (494)(M), dt.07.08.2008
12. Wild Animal Transit facility, Saltlake, Kolkata Headquarter Recognized as transit facility for wild animals F No. 22-52/04-CZA(490)(M), dt.04.09.2006
13. Alipore Zoological Garden , Kolkata Headquarter Recognized upto 31.12.2009 F.No.19-45/92-CZA (328) (Vol.III) (M), dt.20.10.2006
14. Marble Palace Zoo Headquarter Approved upto 31.03.2011 19-81/93-CZA(316)(M), dt. 18.03.2008
15. Calcutta Snake Park 24-Parganas (N) Recognized upto 31.03.2010 F.No.19-59/92- CZA(314)(Vol-II)(M), dt. 19.03.2008
16. Jhargram Deer Park Jhargram Recognized upto 31.08.2008 F.No.19-204/93-CZA(321)

Rescue of Wild Animal in West Bengal

Wildlife administration in West Bengal is actively involved in rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals. From the straying incidences of tigers in the Sundarbans to the rescuing of Gangetic tortoises from the river-banks and relocation of wild animals from the urban set-up and returning them to their original habitat in the rightful wilderness, all constitute regular day-to-day activity of the Wildlife Wing of Forest Directorate in West Bengal. To ameliorate the man-animal conflict in Kolkata, the Wildlife Wing maintains a rescue squad in the Transit Facility for the Rescued Wildlife at Salt Lake in Kolkata. Other territorial / wildlife divisions also perform similar functions within their designated jurisdictions. The rescued animals are temporarily housed at the rescue centres and are subsequently rehabilitated to the wild after medical treatment.

Animal Rescued in West Bengal during the year 2012-13

Sl.No. Species Number
1 Bird 605
2 Snake 714
3 Turtle 432
4 Tortoise 83
5 Langur 218
6 Monkey 72
7 Civet 285
8 Jungle Cat 38
9 Fishing Cat 10
10 Monitor Lizard 29
11 Sambar 6
12 Mongoose 5
13 Jackal 25
14 Fox 1
15 Dolphin 3
16 Spotted Deer 8
17 Tiger 2
Sl.No. Species Number
18 Hog Deer 2
19 Barking Deer 12
20 Pangolin 3
21 Hyaena 1
22 Leopard 19
23 Elephant 8
24 Gaur 15
25 Leopard Cat 1
26 Wild Boar 1
27 Porcupine 3
28 Squirrel 4
29 Chameleon 2
30 Gecko 2
31 Nilgai 1
32 Crocodile 2
33 Chinese Ferret Badger 2
Total 2614

Animal Rescued in West Bengal during the year 2016-17

Sl. No. Species Number
1 Bird 2895
2 Snake 1891
3 Turtle & Tortoise 9283
4 Monitor Lizard 58
5 Jackal 53
6 Monkey 194
7 Langur 260
8 Jungle Cat 41
9 Fishing Cat 16
10 Leopard Cat 3
11 Civet 460
12 Porcupine 2
13 Pangolin 2
14 Gecko 151
15 Slow Loris 1
Sl. No. Species Number
16 Ferret Badger 15
17 Elephant 7
18 Leopard 43
19 Gaur 13
20 Nilgai 4
21 Sambar 1
22 Barking Deer 31
23 Spotted Deer 3
24 Hog Deer 4
25 Crocodile 6
26 Dolphin 1
27 Squirrel 4
28 Mongoose 5
29 Bengal Fox 6
  Total 15453