Himalayan Zoological Park (Darjeeling)
Located adjacent to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, this Zoological Park is the home of the Siberian tiger, Himalayan black bear, deer, panda, snow leopard, llama and many colourful birds.
This zoo in Darjeeling is the only dedicated zoo in the country and is internationally recognised because of conservation breeding of Snow Leopard and Red Panda. It was established on the 14th August 1958 under the Department of Education of the State for study and conservation of the Himalayan Fauna.
On 21st November 1975, the zoo was dedicated by Shrimati Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, to the memory of Shrimati Padmaja Naidu, former Governor of West Bengal. Since then the zoo is known as "Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park".