Himalayan Zoological Park, Gangtok

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#1 of 9 in Outdoors in Sikkim
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. Add Himalayan Zoological Park to your Gangtok travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gangtok online itinerary planner .
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  • One of the best things to do in Gangtok. I really liked the Zoo because of the feel & area that these animals have.  more »
  • Well maintained zoo with animals from the Himalayas. They are in spacious parks like in their natural habitat. The park is very well maintained. There is a nature walk for a day trip. It is certainly ...  more »
  • A good place for a walk amidst nature and also to watch birds and animals in their pseudo natural environment. What was heartbreaking was the enclosure of the common leopard - that was relatively smal...  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.
  • The zoo is really nice. I would suggest enjoying the long walk. I wish the people coming to see the place would be better behaved. Hopefully, that could also be an incentive for the zoo authorities to improve all the enclosures. They aren't bad but could definitely be better
  • Loved the atmosphere. It is a totally different kind of zoo because the zoo is present at the hill top. It is one of the only two places in India to see Red Panda
  • The Sikkim Zoological park is on a hill. You have to slowly climb. It has animals and birds. It has the Himalayan black bear. The park is quite beautiful.
  • Take a walk through the beautiful mesmerising forest... You might not get a chance to see a lot of variety of animals but the view and surroundings are neat and refreshing... A must visit for nature lovers

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