The Himalayan Zoological Park is unique zoo, which occupies an entire hill. Located at an elevation ranging from 6,500 ft to 8000 ft, the park covers 230 hectares of land and allows people to see the animals in their natural habitat. The zoo is situated opposite to Ganesh Tok and at around 6 km away from Gangtok town.
The zoo features the Himalayan Black Bear, the barking deer, the snow leopard, the leopard cat, Tibetan wolf, Masked Palm Civet, red pandas and the spotted deer amongst the others. Along with many endangered and rare animals, you can also see different types of birds like Satyr Tragopan, Silver Pheasant and Golden Pheasant. You can walk through the dense forest of the zoo or book a car for about half a day to experience the zoo. There are several places to eat along the way to the zoo and a cafeteria inside the zoo.
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