To maintain the diversity in ecosystems, the Tata Steel Zoological Park has an extensive combination of flora and fauna to balance its natural surroundings. A balance in the ecosystems, species and genetics is vital for the environment. This is the primary reason why we aim to keep the natural habitats intact for our animals, birds and reptile species. A number of exotic plants have also found a place in our zoo, contributing to its natural environment.
The different animal species, birds, reptiles and insects maintain the biodiversity of our zoo along with the various plant species. A variety of about 20 plant species is available within the zoo, which many may not be even aware of.
Here are some of the plant species with their scientific and local names given below which you can find at our zoo:
The flora and fauna together contribute to form a balanced eco system within the park and its natural surroundings.
There are about 36 varieties of birds found within the Tata Steel Zoological Park. The species of birds which have made the zoo campus their home include:
Mammals are the largest of animals. The Tata Steel Zoological Park is a sanctuary to a number of mammals that include the Jungle Cat, Jackal, Bengal Mongoose, Fruit Bats, Common Rat and Three Stripped Squirrel. Each mammal has its own characteristics and there is a lot to learn from observing them.
A variety of reptiles make the Tata Steel Zoological park rich in bio-diversity. Reptiles like the Python, Rat Snake, King Cobra, Krait and the Garden Lizard that have been found wild in nature are easily available inside the zoo campus.
The Janyanti sarovar lake, which adds beauty to the zoo landscape harbours rich variety of fishes like Rahu, Katla, Cat Fish, Garai (Channa gachua), Cheng (Channa pangtatus) and Pontius. The lake is also home to various species of mollusc like pond snail, unio, pila and melanoids.
There are many reasons why butterflies are important, both in their own right but also as quality of life indicators. The following attributes form the rationale for conserving butterflies in India and around the world.
77 species of butterflies belonging to 5 families have been recorded in Jamshedpur locality. Nymphalidae dominated the list, followed by Lycaenidae, Pieridae, Papilionidae & Hesperidae respectively (Sambath, S. 2014. Taxonomic Studies of Lepidoptera (Insecta) of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jharkhand, (India). Rec. zool. Surv. India, Occ. Paper No., 359 : 1-103+23 Plates. (published by the Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata)