HOME
CALCUTTA SNAKE PARK
HISTORY OF CALCUTTA SNAKE PARK   PARK, ANIMALS & ACTIVITIES   MR. DIPAK MITRA - THE MAN HIMSELF   MEDIA

MR. DIPAK MITRA-THE MAN BEHIND THE SCENE :


Mr. Dipak Mitra
with King Cobra




Mr. Dipak Mitra
with
Banded Kraits


Mr. Dipak Mitra
with
Cobra

Dipak Mitra is a practicing herpetologist, a wellknown wildlifer and wildlife consultent. He is also an expert in captive breeding of all types of live stock specially, foreign birds.

From December 1969 to 2003, Mr. Dipak Mitra has supplied all the necessary Venoms with which all the AntiVenom Serum was made in Eastern India by different Government Companies. It has saved millions of people's life.
He has captured few wild & killer elephants, handled and kept lots of elephants.
As he is dedicated to wildlife he has done a lot but could not earn money. Now he is the only wildlifer who is a man of Minimum Money.

Calcutta Snake Park is owned by Mr. Dipak Mitra. He is the first man to have established a snake park in Eastern India. Being a very busy man Mr. Mitra deals with the big zoological problems not only in West Bengal but all over India.
Wildlife conservation in India is a tough challenge especially with the major crisis prevailing over its natural world. A man like Mr. Dipak Mitra has to face day to day challenges for the sake of conservation.

However, the vigorous efforts of Mr. Mitra have paid of to a large extent. Being known by his own men Mr. Mitra is an established and efficient leader. A humble and cordial human being by nature he is always ready to encourage young minds devoted to conservation.
Over the years, Mr. Mitra has performed many impossible feats and has set many records.
In
1997 Mr. Mitra has spent 23 days at a stretch with 6403 scorpions to set a new record.
Dipak Mitra was the 1st man to stay for 48 hours with lots of Cobras in a room to make India's 1st record to stay with snakes in the year 1968 in Calcutta.
In the year 1981, he spent 200 hours with 200 venomous snakes-Cobras, Russell's Vipers and Banded Kraits in Soadpur Durga Puja Festiva
l.

Other than this, Mr. Mitra is the first successful King Cobra breeder in India. He is an expert animal handler. Whenever there is an animal problem Mitra is contacted by the people. For the sake of conservation Mitra has caught many Elephants, Leopards, Deer and Antelopes. Other than this he has single handedly caught more than 28700 snakes. Though unfortunately in course of his work he has been bitten 22 times by venomous Indian snakes-18 times by Cobras, 2 times by King Cobras, 1 time each by Russell's Viper and Common Krait. Yet against all odds he has gone through this accidentally and lived to tell the tale. More over he is still active more than before.
He and his zoo are always being covered by the media. It may be said whenever Indians think of the snake they think of Dipak Mitra.
Apart from these, Mr. Mitra has always been an admirer of plant life and at present has built a new unit in the Sunderbans where he educates people about the mangroves along with other aspects of the eco-system.
Every month we receive dozens of phone calls and emails for rescuing snakes, birds and small animals.


PYTHON HATCHLING
Calcutta Snake Park has over the years has played its part in educating people and telling them the messages of conservation and nature love. Till date it has been one of the most successful breeding facilities in India. And of course a bright future awaits for the Snake Park. And sky is the limit and it can be hoped that this zoo will get better and better with every step in the future.
CONTACT US: MR. DIPAK MITRA. ADDRESS: City Office: 31, HINDUSTAN PARK, KOLKATA - 700 029.
Phone: (033) 2463 2425, 98314 04379 (mob)
, (033) 4008 5967. Email: dipak_snake_park@hotmail.com
Site best viewed at 1024 * 768 pixels. Site designed and developed by: creative Q