Dilip Kumar Dey is the founder of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Park. He was also the first director of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Park. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan zoological park is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling and this park is also known as Darjeeling zoo.
The park is specialized in breeding programs. Here breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions and this park has breeding programs for the “Snow Leopard”, “Himalayan Wolf”, “Red Panda”, “Clouded Leopard”, and other highly endangered animal species of Eastern Himalaya. The park is known as the largest high-altitude zoo in India. This park is opened in 1958 and It was established to preserve and study Himalayan Fauna. The Darjeeling park is named after Padmaja Naidu, the former Governor of West Bengal and daughter of Sarojini Naidu.