Explore Bihar’s natural reserves and wildlife sanctuaries to discover birds, animals and endangered species of this region. The most prevalent trees of Bihar are also exhibited along with animals, birds, reptiles and fishes from the region. Jataka tales featured in this gallery bring you animal stories with a moral.In this gallery, children discover and learn to identify animals, birds, trees and plants native to Bihar.
A Peepul Shrub display at the entrance welcomes visitors. Next to the peepul, there is a large map with the 21 Sanctuaries and 2 National Parks of Bihar. The map depicts wildlife that can be found in these terrains. Children are made aware of endangered and extinct species of birds and animals as well as species that once existed in the Bihar region. Children will enjoy climbing up to the Machan to view a recreated natural world. From the top you can identify as many species of birds through a telescope as the black-headed Ibis, Painted Stork and Sarus Crane.
Various scenes of natural life with trees, underwater life and rain formation are simulated and you naturally discover the vast animal and birdlife of Bihar. Many of these birds and animals are featured in The Jataka Tales, which come alive when you engage with a touch screen monitor embedded inside a rocky surface. Common trees of Bihar are featured and some like the Sal and Sissoo trees are explored in greater detail.
A giant Banyan Tree houses many resident birds like the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and the Giant Flying Squirrel, which is a mammal.
In Central and Southern Bihar, birds and reptiles often live within boulders and rocks which offer protective spaces. An interesting exhibit recreates how the hills become homes for creatures in the wild.