North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari)
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The State of West Bengal with a variety of forest types is very rich in terms of Wildlife. North Bengal flood plains harbor wild animals like Tiger, Common Leopard , Elephant, Rhino, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear,Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey, Common Languor, different types of small Cats and Civets, Crocodile, Gharail, Jungle Fowls and a large number of Birds & Medicinal Plants.
Siliguri is second most populous city after Kolkata in West Bengal and is situated at the entrance of North Bengal (@8km from Park).The whole park concept is the brain child of Dr B R Sharma, the then Memner Secretary, WBZA & Sri U K Bhattacherjee, AO.North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri is spread in an area of 297 hectares. The Park is developed in its natural habitat of Sal & its associated species. The Park presently having 3 nos. large safaris i.e. Mixed Herbivore Safari (91 ha), Tiger Safari (20 ha),Asiatic Black Bear Safari(20ha). & Zoo parts.The visitors shall be taken to these safaris in specially designed vehicles.Tiger Safari inaugurared by Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal on 22.1.2017.
Mixed Herbivore Safari & Tiger Safari
Mixed Herbivore Safari is having Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Sambar, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer,One Hrned Rhinoceros, Peacock, Red Jungle Fowl, Black Ibis, Kingfisher,Emerald Dove,Drongo,Hornbill and other birds in natural condition.Total Herbivore Safari area 91ha ,Safari duration 20min.
Tiger Safari is having 3 Tigers (Male- Shenasish, Female- Sheela) brought from Nadankanan Zoological Park, Orissa. One Male Tiger Viban brought from Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jharkhand .Safari area 20ha.Tiger Safari duration 15 min.
Asiatic Black Bear Safari is having 2 Asiatic Black Bear (Himalayan Black Bear) (Male- Dhruba, Female- Jeniffer) brought from Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Darjeeling. Safari area 20ha.Safari duration 15 min.
Leopard Safari is having 4 Leopards(2 male, 2 female-Sachin, Saurav,Sital, Kajal Safari area 20ha.Safari duration 15 min
Aviary trail The Park is having foot trail Red jungle Fowl, Peafowl, White Peafowl, Different Mixed flying birds,Different Exotic birds.Other enclosures are developing
Lesser Cats trail The Park is having foot trail and open top enclosure of Jungle cat,Toddy cat,Fishing cat Other enclosures are developing
Gharial & Crocodile Pond Visitors enjoy Gharial & crocodile pond in natural free flowing water.
**If you opt for safari/elephant ride online, there is no requirement of zoo entry ticket