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The Zoological Garden, Alipore is maintaining carnivorous animals like Bengal tiger, lion,leopard, jaguar, fishing cat, jungle cat, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear etc. Several herbivorous animals like brow-antlered, swamp deer, sambar deer, barking deer, hog deer, spotted deer, white fallow deer, black buck, nilgai, Indian one  horned rhinoceros, Indian elephant, zebra and hippopotamus are also exhibited here. Amongst the primates , chimpanzee, hamadryas baboon, olive baboon and common marmoset are exotic while bonnet monkey, rhesus monkey, assamese monkey and comon langur are the indigenous primates exhibited at this zoo.

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Himalayan Black Bear

Scientific Name:
Ursus thibetanus


Found in Himalaya from Jammu & Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh and hills of North- eastern region of India.

Leads soliteray life ; good climber.
Feeds on wild fruits, berries , apricots,nuts of various kinds,honey,corn,insects,termites etc.

Gestation period: varies from 7 to 8 months.

Status: Endangered; Schedule- I of wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

 
Sloth Bear

Scientific Name:
Melursus ursinus


Found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Leads soliteray life:
good climber.
Feeds mainly on corn,fruits,honey and insects.

Gestation period:
lasts from 6 to 7 months; usually gives birth of 2 cubs.

Status:
Endangered; Schedule- I of wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

 
Bengal Tiger

Scientific Name:
Panthera tigris tigris


Found in all over India except North-western region, Nepal, Bangladesh, & Myanmar. Lives in varied habitats including mangrove forests.

Nocturnal, solitary, loves water , carnivorous.

Gestation period: 103—108 days.

Gives birth: of 2-4 cubs.

Status: Endangered; Schedule- I of wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

 
 
Bengal Tiger (White)

Scientific Name:
Panthera tigris tigris


India is the homeland of white tigers. The white tiger is not a separate species of tiger but it is assumed that white tigers originated due to gene mutation.

 
Leopard

Scientific Name:
Panthera pardus


Found throughout India.

Lives in thick as well as thin forests, scrubby and even rocky areas.

Leads solitary life; carnivorous ;nocturnal.

Gives birth: 1-4 cubs after a gestation period of 98-105 days.

Status: Endangered; schedule- I of wildlife (protection) act, 1972.

 
Fishing Cat

Scientific Name:
Felis viverrinus


Found in southwest India, Sri Lanka Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, China and the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.

Found in a variety of watery habitats including mangrove swamps, marshy thickets, tidal creeks.
They lead solitary life.

Food: Fish, birds, small mammals, snakes and snails.

Gestation period is 63 days.

Kittens: 1-4 average being 2.

Status: Endangered; schedule- I of wildlife (protection) act, 1972.

 
 
Jungle Cat

Scientific Name:
Felis chaus


Found throughout India except high Himalaya.

Inhabit in the drier and more open parts of the country, grassland, scrub jungle, the reedy banks of rivers and marshes.

Food: small prey; such as rats, mice, girbils, and squirrels.

Gestation period is 65 days

Kittens: 3 -6

Status: Endangered; schedule- I of wildlife (protection) act, 1972.

 
Indian Lion

Scientific Name:
Panthera leo persica


The Asiatic lion, also known as the Indian lion, is a lion subspecies that exists as a single isolated population in India's Gujarat State. It is listed as Endangered by IUCN based on the small population size.
 
Bengal Procupine

Scientific Name:
Hystrix indica


Found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Israel, Iran and Saudia Arabia.

Food: roots and tubers.

Nocturnal.

Gestation Period: 240 days

 
         
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