West Bengal’s Forest Minister Jyotipriya Mallick has duly declared that the state is paving the way to introduce West Bengal’s first lion safari, considering if everything works out according to how it has been planned. By Shrestha Purkayastha
This will be the origination of West Bengal’s first lion safari
A well-constructed tiger safari already exists in the North of Bengal, and now, the state is projecting to initiate a lion safari, which would actually be West Bengal’s first lion safari ever. The North Bengal Wild Animals Park was set in motion in 2016, at Siliguri, in North Bengal. Today, this very park takes pride in flaunting a herbivore safari and close to 11 tigers in its tiger safari, spanning over 40 acres.
The detailed plan for West Bengal’s first lion Safari has already been outlined
A senior official, referring to the same, further added that this lion safari’s detailed plan has been sketched already. That they will be drawing near the Central Zoo Authority for the authorisation by this month’s end. Once this project has been rightly licensed, they will be transporting the lions from farther zoos on programs of animal exchange. The state is planning to welcome at least two pairs of lions and lionesses for the launch of West Bengal’s first lion safari. Exclusively built 20-seater minibuses will carry the tourists to tour in and around the park.
The tiger safari of North Bengal amounts to 11 tigers so far
The tiger safari comprises close to 11 tigers so far. The senior official additionally added that they are equally making an attempt to turn up with a conservation centre and a tiger breeding arrangement within the park, and a recommendation in this context will even be sent to the Central Zoo Authority shortly. Along with initiating West Bengal’s first lion safari, reviving tigers in Bengal is an equal priority now. The forest department is additionally handling projects to revive tigers in the Buxa Tiger Reserve in North Bengal’s Alipurduar district and a one-horn Rhino in the adjoining Cooch Behar district, Patlakhawa.
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