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Deer park in Birbhum, Calcutta

Deer park in Birbhum district near Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal state of India, is a sanctuary which covers an area of 200 acres. It was barren land at first. The Forest Department of West Bengal took up this area in 1954 and developed the area by planting trees and shrubs. Later on in September 1967, the area was changed in to a deer park.

The Black Buck (Antilope Carvicarpa) was the first species to be introduced in this park. Then spotted deer was also introduced. Today it is one of the major tourist destinations in the city. There are strict rules regarding the health of the deer in the park.