To provide future direction for modernization & upgradation of the Zoological Garden, Alipore to such extent that in spite of being one of the oldest Zoos of India , it can be at par with one of the best Zoos of the country. For that purpose the available resources, planned breeding, research etc. would be the essential tools keeping in mind the constraints, limitations and inherent challenges of an old Zoo.
The mission of the Zoological Garden, Alipore is "Conservation of wild animals from India and abroad with special reference to the wet land fauna and education & research for sustainable conservation of wild fauna which are under severe threat due to biotic interference".
It is intended to develop this zoo on modern lines in conformity with the National Zoo Policy, 1998 with the following objectives in mind:
i) Make Alipore Zoo a conservation breeding centre of prominence in India with focus on species of the region with special emphasis on wetland fauna.
ii) Make the zoo a centre for conservation and awareness for the visiting public, particularly the young ones, taking advantage of the large visitation of the metropolis and the surrounding region.
iii) To initiate and conduct the research on wildlife in captivity and to disseminate the results thereof to other captive animal facilities for conservation of animals in this wild.