Jamshedpur : Central Zoo Authority (CZA), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India has renewed recognition of Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jamshedpur u/s 38H of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972 for a period till March 21, 2020.
Recognition of Tata Steel Zoological Park had expired on December 31, 2016 and a request to CZA for renewing recognition to the zoo was made by Tata Steel Zoological Society. Evaluation of the zoo was carried out by Dr Brij Kishor Gupta, Evaluation & Monitoring Officer from CZA February 22, 2017.
Zoos in India cannot operate without being recognised by Central Zoo Authority & therefore its mandatory to seek recognition. CZA generally renews the recognition for a period of three years and visits zoos across the country to review the guidelines prescribed by it.
The foundation stone of Tata Zoo was laid in 1990 and its gates were opened for visitors on March, 3 1994. The zoo is nestled inside the Jubilee Park and has two wetlands on either side, the Subarnarekha River in its north and Jayanti Sarovar in south.
Both these wetlands are famous for winter migratory birds. The zoo is spread over an area of 40 hectares with beautifully landscaped gardens interspersed with small forest patches.
The prime motto of the zoo during the last two decades of its operation has been to preserve wild flora and fauna and help them propagate in captivity.