Shri Shree Bhagwan Shri A.K.Mishra Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife),Maharashtra State

Shri. A.K.Mishra an Indian Forest Service Officer of Maharashtra Cadre, 1984 batch, took over the charge of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) State on 1st May 2017. Read More...

Shri Devendra Fadnavis Shri. Sudhakar S. Dole Chief Conservator of Forests & Member Secretary,Zoo authority of Maharashtra, Nagpur

Shri. Sudhakar S. Dole, I.F.S has joined as Member Secretary, The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra, Nagpur on dated 07/07/2017. He is M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry. 1981 SFS batch and inducted in IFS 1995. Read More...

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“The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra” ( A society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860) Registered Office: The registered office of the society viz., The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra shall be situated at Nagpur. Area of operation of The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra shall be the state of Maharashtra including adjoining territorial waters.

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There is regionwise uniqueness in each wildlife rescue operation and there is utmost need of team spirit and cooperation with the rescue team for deft, prompt and successful execution of the operation. This was stated by Shri A.K. Misra, PCCF (wildlife) M.S. Nagpur. He was speaking while inaugurating a 3 days advance training programme for Rapid Rescue Team (RRT) arranged in Amaltas Tourist Complex at Sillari of Pench Tiger Reserve The dais was shared by Shri. Sudhakar S Dole, CCF and Member Secretary Maharashtra State Zoo Authority, Nagpur.

The idea of imparting advance training to the rapid rescue team was conceptualised by PCCF (Wildlife) in order to make them ready to give prompt and effective response in cases of wildlife conflict. The three days training programme arranged from 26 to 28 Jun 2018 was attended by selected jawans of STPF from Pench, Navegoan-Nagzira, Melghat and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserves alongwith Veterinary doctors and also RRT of Dhule Circle totalling to 60 participants. The training programme was conducted by Zoo Authority of Maharashtra on behalf of APCCF (Wildlife) East, Nagpur. During the course of training, the RRT members were imparted field based hands on exposure about handling and maintenance of tranquilizing gun, preparation of dart and aiming with dart and air gun as well, preparation and care to be taken during and after the rescue operation by experts in that field. Similarly, they were also trained is actual field about tracking of wild animals, use of cages, construction of machans, non-verbal communication, self defence etc., confidence building and teams spirit with the help of thrilling and adventurous games by subject experts. Experts as Nawab Shafath Ali Khan (Wildlife Tranqui Force, Hyderabad), Shri. Girish Washishtha (Rtd. DFO), Dr. Swapnil Sonone (IUCN Bear specialist group and RRT trainer, Amravati), Shri. Bandu Dhotre (Founder President, Eco-Pro and Honorary Wildlife Warden, Chandrapur), Shri. Amol Khante (Fornder, CAC All Rounder, Nagpur) and Amol Gavner (Forest Guard, RRT Amravati) gave spell binding presentations to the trainees based upon self experiences. The trainees expressed worthiness of the training programme and were confident of its utility in successful execution of rescue operation in future. More such trainings are planned in future for RRT skill development and increase in efficiency.

Shri.Uttam Sawant, DFO (Wildlife) coordinator designed the syllabus for the course and supported by Dr. Kadu, Veterinary officer. Shri.Kamlakar Dhamge, DFO, Vidyasagar Misalkar, ACF and officers and employees of Zoo Authority of Maharashtra worked relentlessly for effective and successful execution of the training programme.

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Inventory of animal in Zoos of Maharashtra 2016-17

Inventory of animal in Zoos of Maharashtra 2016-17

Progress report of Surplus animals & required animal of various zoo & Rescue centres in Maharashtra

Progress report of Surplus animals & required animal of various zoo & Rescue centres in Maharashtra

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas is observed every year by The zoo Authority of Maharashtra,Nagpur to commemorate the great contribution of the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar towards the country. His great efforts help a lot to keep the country united. The constitution of India written by the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is still guiding the county and helps it in emerging out safely even after it had passed throughout the several crises.

Mr.S.S.Dole,CCF & Member Secretary MSZA along with office staff offer a coronation & candle ignition to the photo of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra celebrates Wildlife week 2017

"The Zoo Authority of Maharashtra celebrates Wildlife week 2017 at Gorewada Rescue Center with Society for Wildlife Conservation, Education and Research (Wild-CER) members".

inspection of safari site at Gorewada Project, Nagpur

"CCF & Member Secretary Shri. Sudhakar S. Dole and Wildlife Veterinarian, Dr. Bahar S. Baviskar during inspection of safari site at Gorewada Project, Nagpur.

Executive Committee meeting

Executive Committee meeting

held on 05/10/2017 at Vanbhavan, Nagpur


AUDIT REPORT  31 March 2017

Joining of Assistant Conservator of Forest

Joining of Assistant Conservator of Forest

Shri. V. M. Misalkar has joined  as Joining of Assistant Conservator of Forest, Maharshtra State Zoo Authority, Nagpur on dated 1/07/2017.

His area of interest is wildlife photography. 

Appointment of Employee

Appointment of Employee in Maharashtra State Zoo Authority. Nagpur

Empanelment of Zoo consultant

With the reference to the advertisement of 22/03/2017 for empanelment of the zoo consultant, five zoo consultants were empanelled for the Zoo Authority of Maharashtra, Nagpur. Kindly follow the link for detail information.

ACF Shri. G. K. Pawar bid adieu to MZA head quarter, Nagpur

ACF Shri. G. K. Pawar was felicited during a farewell ceremony organized at the office of the Zoo Authoriity of Maharashtra on 17th April 2017. Shri. Pawar rendered his services to the office of the Zoo Authority of Maharashtra from its inception i.e. September 2016.

He will be joining FDCM as his new venture.

Appointment of Dr. Bahar Baviskar, as Wildlife Veterinarian at MZA

Dr. Bahar Baviskar has been appointed as wildlife veterinarian at the Zoo Authority of Maharashtra. Dr. Bahar is experienced in ex-situ and in situ conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals, its management during captivity. His research interest lies in disease of free ranging and captive wild animals and its control with special focus on parasitic diseases. 

Interview for the post of Wildlife Veterinarian on Contract Basics On 6 Apr 2017.

As per Interview for the post of Wildlife Veterinarian on Contract Basics On 6 Apr 2017.


Notice inviting Expression of interest for Empanelment of Zoo consultants

The zoo authority of Maharashtra hereby invites proposals from eligible agencies or individuals for empanelment as zoo consultants for proposed new projects such as leopard and tiger safaris, wildlife rescue centers, transit treatment centers and zoos at various places in the state of Maharashtra.



Subject :- Wildlife Veterinarian