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District

 

Name of Zoological Parks

Year of Establishment

Area (ha.)

Key faunal species

Zoological Park

Mohali

Mohendra Chaudhari Zoological Park, Chhat Bir

1977

202.0

 

Sarus crane, Asiatic lions, tigers and leopards. 42 species of birds, 37 species of mammals and 4 species of reptiles.

Ludhiana

Tigar Safari

1994

35.0

Species 11, Tiger 8, Bear 2 (Total Population: 185)

Deer parks

Patiala

Bir Motibagh

1968-69

8.0

12 species each of mammals and birds. Black buck, Chinkara and Crocodiles are endangered species

Bathinda

Bir Talab

1977-78

20.0

6 species of mammals and four species of birds.

Ludhiana

Neelon

-

4.0

Deer and Rabbits

 


Source: Principal Chief Conservator of Wildlife, Punjab and Director, Horticulture, Punjab as cited in Statistical Abstract of Punjab, 2007 and Jerath et al., 2002