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Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park (Ormanjhi, Ranchi, Jharkhand)

Spread over an area of 104 ha. of natural forest, this Biological Park is situated at Chakla (Ormanjhi) by the side of picturesque Getalsud Dam, 20 Km. away from Ranchi on Ranchi-Ramgarh section of National Highway No. 33.

Established with the objective of ex situ conservation of endangered species of Jharkhand as well as sensitising visiting people for the need to conserve wildlife, the Park houses in captivity the wild animals of various species, such as Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Hyaena, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Jackal, Fox, Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Langur, Monkey, Porcupine, Nilgai, Cheetal, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Black Buck etc. and birds like Grey Pelican, Peafowl, Black Ibis, Kite etc. and reptiles like Gharial and Marsh Crocodile in naturalistic enclosures, all within the overall natural sylvan ambience which itself holds free-ranging wild animals like Jungle Cat, Jackal, Fox, Hare, a variety of ground as well as flying birds and snakes. There is also a Rose Garden and a Fern House. Public utilities including canteen, rest-sheds,' drinking water points and toilets have been provided adequately here. The Park is very popular amongst the denizens of Ranchi and around.