BANOBANDHU          July-September, 2016

Free Health Check Up Camp at Toribari Forest Village

A free Health Check Up Camp was organized by the Park officials along with Neotia Getwel on 02.08.2016 at Toribari for the Park adjacent Villagers. The event was attended by Dr. Sabin Rai, General Physician, Neotia Getwel. Approximately 100 Villagers attended the camp.

Free Animal Health Check Up Camp at Toribari Forest Village

The Veterinary wing of the Park in an effort to treat the vast population of livestock in the adjacent village, organized an Animal Health Check Up Camp at Toribari on 14.08.2016. The event included free check up and free distribution of medicines to the livestock owners.

Independence Day Celebration

The national flag was hoisted on 15.08.2016 by the Zoo Supervisor, in the presence of all the employees of the Park, followed by the National Anthem and a short motivational speech by the Zoo Supervisor and Security Supervisor.

Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Small girls from the adjacent villages tied Rakhi on the Member Secretary, West Bengal Zoo Authority (WBZA) and Mr. Nantu Paul, Governing Body Member, WBZA on their visit to the Park on 18.08.2016. The Park had arranged custom made Bengal Safari rakhis for the occasion made by childrens of INA, Siliguri

Visit of PCCF (HoFF), West Bengal

Shri Pradeep Shukla, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF) along with other Forest officials made a visit to the Park on 23.08.2016 to check the progress of various on-going projects.

Visit of Hon'ble Minister In-Charge ,Forest Dept, Principal Secretary, PCCF (HoFF), PCCF (General) and other Forest Officials

Shri Binay Krishna Barman, Minister-In-Charge, Forest, W.B., visited the Park twice, i.e. on the 25th of August and  on the 2nd of September. On his second visit, he was accompanied by Shri Chandan Sinha, IAS, Principal Secretary, Forests, Shri Pradeep Shukla, IFS, PCCF (HoFF), Shri N.K. Pandey, IFS, PCCF (General), Shri V.K. Yadav, Member Secretary, WBZA and APCCFs, CCFs, CFs, DFOs and ADFOs of North Bengal. The event included a brief inspection followed by tree plantation inside the Park premises and tree distribution by the dignitaries to the villagers.

Release of indegenous fish inside river system of the Herbivore Safari

The Park in an effort to maintain a healthy ecosystem inside the Herbivore Safari and to attract aquatic birds, released around 50 kgs of a variety of fish, including, Rohu, Katla, Mrigel, Bata,Puti etc. As a result of which a notable increase in Black Ibis, Little Cormorant, Cattle Egret and Pond Heron population has been observed inside the safari area.

Visit of Member Secretary, Central Zoo Authority

Dr. D. N. Singh (IFS), Member Secretary, Central Zoo Authority made a visit to the Park on 15.09.2016 along with Mr. V.K.Yadav (IFS), Member Secretary, WBZA. He gave a few suggestions and advices for the better management of the Park, which were immediately acted upon.

Zoological Information Management Software Training

A 5 days training on ZIMS was organized by Central Zoo Authority and Species 360 from 16.09.2016 to 20.09.2016 at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling, which was attended by representatives of Guwahati Zoo, Itanagar Zoo, Sikkim Zoo, Alipore Zoo, Bengal Safari and West Bengal Zoo Authority. The training was presided by Mr. Moin Ahmed of Species 360 and chief guests present were Mr. D.N. Singh (IFS), Member Secretary, CZA and Mr. V.K. Yadav (IFS), Member Secretary, WBZA.

Gharial Translocation from Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary to Bengal Safari

The Park is yet to welcome 5nos. (2:3) Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) from Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) to be displayed in the newly constructed Gharial Quarantine enclosure. The said animals have been disposed from BWS on 30.09.2016 and are supposed to arrive at the Park soon.


Sl Date Animals Acquired Sex Ratio Acquired From
1 05.08.2016 Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) 1:0:0 Rescued from Park area
2 06.08.2016

Indian Peafowl(Pavo cristatus)

0:1:0 Kunjanagar Mini Zoo
3 06.09.2016 Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus) 0:2:0 Olympic Circus


SL Date Animals Acquired Sex Ratio Disposed To
1 28.09.2016 Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus) 0:2:0 Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary


Sl Date of Birth Animals
1 18.09.2016 Spotted Deer (Axis axis)
2 19.09.2016 Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak)
3 24.09.2016 Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus)


Sl Animals Sex Ratio Total
1 Indian One Horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) 1:0:0 1
2 Sambar Deer (Cervus unicolor) 6:9:2 17
3 Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjak) 10:7:4 21
4 Spotted Deer (Axis axis) 57:64:16 137
5 Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) 1:0:0 1
6 Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) 3:3:4 10
7 Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) 3:3:0 6
8 Silver Pheasant (Lophura nycthemera) 2:1:0 3
9 Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) 0:1:0 1
10 Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) 0:0:1 1


Sl Date of Visit Name of Institute No. of Students No. of Faculty
1 19.07.2016 Project Girl’s High School, Bihar 30 06
2 19.07.2016 West Bengal Forest School, Dow Hill 34 02
3 20.09.2016 Forestry Training Centre, Rajabhatkhawa 50 02
4 25.09.2016 State Forest Training Institute, Hijli, Kharagpur 36 02
5 29.09.2016 Ambary High School (H.S.), Kamala Bagan, Darjeeling, West Bengal 90 08

Posted On: Saturday, 8th October 2016