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Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

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Observe wild animals in their natural habitats at Himalayan Zoological Park, India's biggest high-altitude zoo. The park was established to help look after the wildlife without disturbing them or the ecosystem, and also specializes in breeding animals from alpine conditions--this includes snow leopards, endangered Himalayan wolfs, and red pandas. Stroll through the park's diverse Himalayan plant life while spotting pheasants, civets, pandas, and a wide selection of felines. Work out when and for how long to visit Himalayan Zoological Park and other Gangtok attractions using our handy Gangtok itinerary maker.
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  • The animals here are told to be kept in an open environment that is without a cage in there natural habitat however we didn't find this to be true... teh cages may have been open but they are still ca...  more »
  • The zoo is located at little offbeat location and who has seen Darjeeling Zoo, they will be little disappointed here as they have very less collection of animals. The entry fee is Rs.25. Though the an...  more »
  • The Gangtok Zoological park is quite good, good number of animals like Red Panda, Yak, Leopard, Snow leopard, civet, barking deer, to name a few can be sited. The best part which I liked was it was in...  more »
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  • It is a wonderful place!! It has around 22 enclosures with Himalayan animals. Some of them include the cute Red Panda, the elusive Snow Leopard and the majestic Himalayan Black Bear. All the enclosures are pseudo-natural, that is, the creators of this zoo took into account the actual amount of space required by that animal in the wild and provided enough space in the enclosure. The zoo itself was created in a forested mountain and you will have to walk a lot through forests having various trees including tall pine trees and other conifers. You will also get to see many birds in the forest if you are patient and observant. On the whole, it is a truly wonderful place.
  • Enjoyable for a walk. Calculate about 90 minutes to do the walk around. Not the biggest selection of animals but very nice setting. We saw - Black Bear - Red Panda - Peacock and other birds - porcupines - all kinds of deer - some sleepy felidae (the snow leopard wasn't home :( )
  • Good place. All animals which were rarely found anywhere were found here. Even pandas were available. Moreover certain animals were moving freely infront of you on the roads with us. Awesome
  • One of my best place , my suggestion is please go by walk if you want to enjoy . Please use a good shoes. Enjoy every moment. By cab taxi you can't enjoy .
  • One of the best Zoological parks. Houses many varieties of unseen flora. It has Tibetian Wolf, Leopard Cat, Red Panda and many other different and unique animals. You will have to walk a lot. Be prepared.