What to See?
The Himalayan Zoological Park is home to many rare and endangered species of animals. The animals of north East Himalayas call it home. The zoo covers diverse vegetation, from gentle grassy land to dense jungles. Animals inhabiting the zoo includes Himalayan Black Bears, Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Common Leopard, Leopard Cat, Clouded Leopard, Tibetan Wolfs, Himalayan Palm Civets, Large Indian Civets, Bharals, Gorals, Barking Deer, Yaks, Porcupine, etc. Even diverse range of birds here like Silver Pheasant, Golden Pheasant, Kalij, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, etc, can be easily spotted.
The zoological park is spread over a vast expanse of hill overlooking the snow-capped Kanchendzonga. Since the area is massive, the animals are kept in open enclosures. The thrill of visiting the zoo is you have to look for the animals as they camouflage in the natural environment. Be patient in spotting.
The zoo is a fun place to visit for tourists in Gangtok and Sikkim of all ages. The tourist facilities include, a watch tower from where you get a panoramic view of the zoo and the surroundings. You can visit the cafe and souvenir shop, wash rooms and drinking water points. The zoo is one of the modern ones with latest facilities, creating cherished memories for visitors.