This is an opportunity where the Zoo offers the animal species in their collection to the general public, for taking care of them of their adoption.
How is it done ?
Any interested party or person wanting to adopt an animal can choose which animal would interest them and pay for their care, by entering into an agreement with the Zoo Management.
What do you get from this ?
Firstly it's the joy ad pride of taking care of an animal species, which we know are in peril. By adopting an endangered animal species, you are practically participating in the Conservation of our rich heritage.
You and your company can also reach out to lakhs of visitors of the Zoo, through the plaque kept in front of your adopted animal species enclosure displaying your company logo and name.
All donations and adoption contribution are exempted U/S 80G Income Tax Act 1961.
You will be allowed to view your adopted animal from close quarter within permissible limits and acquire all related information about it.
Your will be given framed official certificate of adoption.
You will be given complimentary pass for 5 members to visit the Zoo on any working day.
You could adopt an animal on your child's birthday and give him/her the gift of the animal species of his/her choice.
When does a Zoo get into an Adoption Scheme ?
A Zoo gets in an Animal Adoption Scheme when the Zoo has enough credibility, commitment and confidence in handling and keeping the animals in their care. This is because, this scheme would need a lot of added responsibility on the part of the Zoo and Zoo Staff as they would now be in charge of animals of the public, after the adoption.
How would it help the Zoo ?
It would help the zoo, to involve conscious and esteemed people and companies like you in bringing more awareness about the plight of the endangered species. The contribution would assist in improving the existing facilities for the animals and ultimately for their better care and conservation.
Following is a list of what Darjeeling Zoo can offer for adoption to you :
NAME OF THE SPECIES
Yak (Bos grunniens)
Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)
Barking Deer (Muntiacus muntjac)
Musk Deer (Moschus chryogaster)
Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor)
Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
Pheasants (exotic & indegnious)
Jackal (Canis aures)
Himalayan Palm Civet (Pamuga larvata)
Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)
Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
Tibetan Wolf (Canis lupus himalayansis)
Leopard Cat (Felis bengalensis)
Common Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)
Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa)
Rose ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri)
Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang)
Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans)
Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur)
Goral (Naemorhedus goral)
** The rates approved here are for one year. However, you can adopt an animal for minimum of one quarter or in multiple thereof. By adopting an endangered species, you are practically participating in the Conservation of our rich heritage.
Caring Adopters of Darjeeling's Zoo Animals.
Pallishree Limited, City Office : 7, Indian Mirror Street, Kolkata -- Has adopted a Snow Leopard - Malika. Malika was born in Darjeeling Zoo along with her siblings Yashnim and Ravi, to mother Ramba and father Tyson. Tyson came all the way from Sweden to Darjeeling Zoo. Malika is 6 yrs. old.
Pallishree Limited is also taking care of one Red Panda - Shanne. Shanne is the son of Anne and Sakya and was born in
Darjeeling Zoo on 5th June 2006.
Help Tourism is taking care of a pair of Red Panda - Siddharth and Sheetal.
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited took care of another pair of Red Panda - Sakya and Anne.
St. Josephs School has also taken care of a pair of Blue Sheep.