Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo is one of the best attraction for wildlife lovers in Nainital. Officially named Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind   Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital, this well-maintained zoo is the single zoo in the entire Uttarakhand state. Covering a small green area of 4.693 Hectares, Nainital Zoo is the home of numerous endangered species, many of which are adopted by people and animal organizations. This high altitude zoo is located at a height of 2100 meters which makes this zoo a favorable place for many animals and birds. Locally called as ‘Sher ka Danda’, Nainital Zoo is located at hill slope in Nainital. Managed by the Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Management Society Nainital, Nainital zoo maintenance funds comes from the entry fees. This zoo was established in 1984 and open for visitors from 1st June 1995. Maintaining biodiversity, conservation, and protection of wildlife is the main objective of Nainital Zoo Management.

Some of the wildlife species in Nainital Zoo are:

– Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Martin, Himalayan Civet

– Steppe Eagle, Hill Partridge

– Tibetan Wolf, Japanese Macaque

– Lady Amherst Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Khalij Pheasant

– White Pea Fowl, Red Jungle Fowl

– leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger

– Rose Ringed Parakeet, Blossom Headed Parakeet