ABOUT PILIKULA BIOLOGICAL PARK

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama is a major Eco-Education and Tourism Development Project promoted by the district Administration of Dakshina Kanada in the beautiful city of Mangalore in Karnataka State, India.

Pilikula is an integrated theme park with wide variety of features; it has many attractions of cultural and scientific interest. Pilikula extends over an area of 400 acres along the banks of Gurupura river.

The Pilikula Biological Park is one of the major attractions of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama. The park has an area of 150 acres. In accordance with prevailing laws, the Central Zoo Authority of India has recognized the park as a major zoo. As per modern zoological practices, the animals are kept in spacious enclosures closely resembling their natural habitat.

The park has well equipped veterinary hospital complex with quarantine, post treatment ward and post-mortem block, X-ray and ultrasound scanning facilities. Central Zoo Authority has funded the construction of hospital complex.

Pilikula Biological Park is aesthetically one of the best designed premises in the country meeting all modern international standards of Zoo management. The park serves as a good educational center for students of all ages in enriching their knowledge on conservation of wildlife.

Pilikula Zoo houses about 1200 animals of 120 species of mammals, reptiles and birds.
Pilikula has the credit of breeding some of endangered species of mammals, reptiles and birds of Western Ghats region. It is the only zoo to breed King Cobra in captivity.

The park area is covered with thick vegetation, which serves as a natural habitat for wild animals. Number of free ranging mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects are found in the zoo premises. It also serves as a nesting ground for birds (more than 70 species recorded)

OBJECTIVES

Administration

Dr.Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisarga Dhama Society ®,Mangalore.
Advisory Committee of Pilikula Biological Park
President Sri H. Jayaprakash Bhandary
                 Director
                 Pilikula Biological Park.
Members: 
                 Shri Prasanna V.   K.A.S.
                 Executive Director
                 Dr.Shivarama Karantha
                 Pilikula Nisarga Dhama
               
                 Sri T. Subbaya Shetty
                 M/s Shettars Constructions,
                 Mangalore.
             
                 Sri. N. G. Mohan
                 M/s Beta Agencies
                 Mangalore.
                 Assistant Conservator of Forests
                 Mangalore Sub-division
                 Mangalore.
                 Sri Charls Paul
                 Animal Care Trust
                 Mangalore.
Technical Staff of Pilikula Biological Park
Sri Jerald Vikram Lobo, Senior Scientific Officer.
Dr. Vishnu Deth Vijayakumar., Veterinary Officer
Ms. Suchithra N., Zoo Education Officer.
Sri Rakesh D.P. Assistant Engineer