About: Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo

High Altitude Zoo Nainital (Uttarakhand, India) Welcome Sign

Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh 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 is another option.

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

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 are adopted by respected individuals and organizations including banks. Birth and migration details about animals are 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’s name is Sweta and she is from Pithoragarh.
  • Padma – female Serow was found at Ranikhet.

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

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

Quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, Jim Corbett, Gerald Durrell, and the 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. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital Welcomes You.