Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand

High Altitude Zoo Nainital Welcome Sign

Bharat Ratna Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is situated in the hills of Sher Ka Danda, Nainital at an altitude of 2020 meters approx.

One has to hire sharing jeep from Mall road, Nainital to reach because private vehicles are not allowed. If not, walking another option.

Zoo shuttle service – Rs. 30/person to & fro. Currently there are 8 jeeps available for tourist.

Leopard, Barking deer, Goral, Serow, Japanese Macaque, Sambar, Panther, Himalayan Martin, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Tibetan Wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal Tiger – animals to watch. Many adopted by respected individuals and organizations including banks. Birth, migration details about animals fantastically displayed by the Zoo.

  • Kunal – The Siberian Tiger was born at Darjeeling Zoo and later shifted to Nainital.
  • Sundar – The male Leopard was born here only. Her mother name is Sweta and she is from Pithoragarh.
  • Padma – female Serow was found at Ranikhet.

Free ranging birds can be see such as Grey capped pigmy woodpecker, Yellow crowned woodpecker, Streak throated woodpecker, Scaly-bellied woodpecker, Red billed blue magpie, Rufous treepie, Grey winged black bird.

Common Blue Apollo, Bhutan Glory, Kaiser-i-Hind butterflies and more…

Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, Jim Corbett, Gerald Durrell and conservation status of captive animals of high altitude zoo Nainital are displayed nicely by the zoo authorities. Fantastic display of information about mammals, pheasants,  etc.

Isn’t it interesting?

Bharat Ratna Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital Welcomes You.

Official Website of Nainital Zoo