Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital

Tourists who want to learn more about wildlife in Himalaya then Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, locally called Sher ka Danda, is the best place to visit. Located at an elevation of 2100 m, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is the first zoological park in Uttarakhand region. Spread over an area of 4.6 hectares, it is home to many endangered species. The park is currently managed by The Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Management Society Nainital. The zoo has been divided into different sections where one can find animals like Himalayan Back Bear, Himalayan Civet, Tibetan Wolf, Barking Dear, Goral, Cheer Pheasant, White Pea Fowl, to name a few. The park has been providing the best wildlife experience since 1995; however, it was established in 1984. Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo used to be the home Siberian tiger from 2001 until its death in November 2011. The zoo is 2 km from Tallital Bus stop and one can reach by hopping in a sharing jeep.


09:30 AM to 04:30 PM, Closed on Monday, Diwali and Holi


  • Entry is free for disabled visitors.
  • Kids entry is free on World Environment Day, Foundation Day, Ozone Day and during wildlife week

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