The Pahelgam center currently houses 2 moon bears who were rescued in 2011. The center which along with the bear’s houses two leopards and a few herbivores is basically, a mini Zoo established mainly for the recreation and educational purpose. It is located in the middle of Pahalgam, a very well-known tourist spot. Local people and tourists from all around the world visit this Mini Zoo Park where wild animals are kept almost in a semi wild condition. The topography of the Park and a large number of huge trees inside the enclosures gives the housed animal a perfect environment to camouflage and retain their wild behavior. The park has come up on about 400 kanals of land and forms the part of Overa Wildlife Sanctuary spread over 32.27 square kilometers. The Pahelgam Rescue Center was established by the Jammu & Kashmir Government and Wildlife SOS has been responsible for the upkeep of the rescued/abandoned bears at the center since 2007. The enclosures have been constructed on the modern lines as per the IUCN standards. The Park also acts as rehabilitation-cum-rescue center for the injured wild animals brought here and once they recover they are released back in their natural habitat.
PAHALGAM RESCUE CENTER Wildlife SOS 2014-11-10T10:52:17+00:00