About G B Pant High Altitude Zoo
Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo is a high altitude zoo situated in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Set up in 1984 and opened to open in 1995, it is arranged on the Sher Ka Danda slope at a stature of 2,100 meters 6,900 ft above ocean level and is spread over 4.6 hectares 11 sections of land. It is the main High Altitude Zoo in north India, other than those in Darjeeling and Sikkim. Throughout the years it has turned into a prevalent vacation spot.
The zoo has several endangered species of animals in the Himalayas, and creatures like Royal Bengal tiger, Tibetan wolves, sambar, panther feline and Himalayan bear. It likewise has a huge accumulation of high elevation fowls, as kalij bird, Lady Amherst fowl, rose ringed parakeet, brilliant fowl and red junglefowl. The zoo has night covers for the creatures, and drapes are placed up in the fledgling fenced in areas amid the winter months.
The zoo is arranged at the height going from 2,100 to 2,150 meters 6,890 to 7,050 ft above ocean level among Shivalik and center Himalayas mountain extend. It has a timberland front of evergreen oak, cupressus, and two different types of oak.