Recent Developments at Udaipur's Sajjangarh Bio Park

Recent Developments at Udaipur's Sajjangarh Bio Park

The Central Zoo Authority has granted approval...

Sajjangarh Biological Park

In a series of positive developments, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has granted approval for the expansion of Udaipur's bio park area, marking a significant stride in wildlife conservation efforts. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the recent permission granted to bring a pair of lions from Gujarat, boosting the park's appeal.

Situated within the Sajjangarh Sanctuary, the bio park's footprint has now expanded from 36 hectares to an impressive 100 hectares. The Forest Department's year-long efforts culminated in the acquisition of additional land from the sanctuary itself. Maps detailing proposed projects, including the Leopard Rescue Center, Reptile and Nocturnal Section, and the Lion Safari, were submitted to the CZA for approval.

The Sajjangarh Sanctuary, covering 5.19 square kilometers, sets the stage for a flourishing habitat. On February 21, 2024, the CZA greenlit the acquisition of lions from Junagadh, Gujarat, reinforcing Udaipur's commitment to biodiversity.

A 75-hectare bio park is considered large-scale, and with the recent expansion, Udaipur's bio park has reached this prestigious category. The augmented area promises to enhance wildlife diversity, with ambitious projects set to accelerate. Presently home to 2 Asiatic and 4 hybrid lions, the addition of two lions from Gujarat will enrich the park's fauna.

A substantial budget of Rs 1.85 crores has been earmarked for the Lion Safari, laying the groundwork for an immersive experience for visitors. Future endeavors include the Tiger Safari, with plans for the Leopard Rescue Center unfolding across an 8-hectare space and the Reptile and Nocturnal Section progressing in a 0.2-hectare zone.

Tourism is a vital aspect of the park's significance, attracting over 10,000 visitors monthly. With these exciting new projects in the pipeline, the bio park is poised to become a central attraction, projecting a positive trajectory for increased tourist footfall.  

Source: Dainik Bhaskar

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