The Nainital Zoo is a high-elevation zoo situated on the Sher Ka Danda slope at a tallness of 2,100m or 6900 ft above ocean level. The zoo is spread over a green space of 4.6 hectares or 11 sections of land. It was set up in 1984 and was opened to guests in the year 1995. The zoo was formally named Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo in 2002. This zoo is one of the three high-height zoos in India, the other two being in Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Fauna at the G.B Pant High Altitude Nainital Zoo
The Nainital zoo is a home to different imperiled species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar, Tibetan Wolves, Leopard Cat, Barking Deer, Japanese Macaque and the Himalayan bear. The zoo additionally houses different birds like Golden Pheasant, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Kalij Pheasant, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Steppe Eagle, Hill Partridge, White Peafowl, Blossom Headed Parakeet and Red Junglefowl. The greater part of the creatures are taken on by one or the other individuals or creature associations.
One of the well known touring places in Nainital, the zoo offers an extraordinary scene to its guests, being arranged in the between the center Himalayas and Shivalik mountain range.