Alipore Zoological Garden, Kolkata

Zoological Garden, Alipore, Kolkata


Approved Research proposals of Zoological Garden, Alipore by the members of the 20th technical committee meeting of West Bengal Zoo Authority

  1. Study of captive social behaviour of Grant's Zebra (Equus burchelli) in Alipore Zoo.
  2. A study of glucocorticoid expression and its association with behavioural syndromes in non-human primates housed in Zoological Garden, Alipore.
  3. Effects of the types of food items and food presentation on the behaviour of Fishing Cat, Prionailurus viverrinus Bennet,1883 (Carnivora: Felidae) in a confined environment: implication for conservation breeding.
  4. Behaviour study of native animals of Southern Hemisphere, in Alipore Zoo, Kolkata, India.
  5. Status survey of free-living Flora and Fauna of Zoological Garden, Alipore, Kolkata.

Research Plan undertaken by Zoological Garden, Alipore

  1. Captive breeding of fishing cats with detail gynaecological and andrological study.
  2. Study of bacterial and fungal load in fresh buffalo meat/ water/ food materials for zoo animals.
  3. Disease screening in captive giraffe with emphasis on captive breeding and training of sub-adult giraffe.
  4. Disease screening and breeding of captive large felids.
  5. Captive breeding of chimpanzees.
  6. Orthopaedic diseases in wild animals and birds and their feasible management.
  7. Project on formulation of Balanced feed for Ideal Nutrition for Wild captive Birds.
  8. Routine Diagnosis of Zoonotic Diseases of Zoo Animals by using Conventional and Commercial Rapid Kit based Approaches.
  9. Use of Modern diagnostic technique for disease diagnosis in zoo animals.