Offering wildlife enthusiasts in India another reason to rejoice, Gujarat is soon opening a tiger safari park in the Dang district.
Popular for its Asiatic lions, leopards, and Great Indian bustards, Gujarat is all set to launch its very own tiger safari park soon! The Tiger Safari Park will sprawl across 29 acres of land in the villages of Jhakhana and Jobari in the Dang district,
Gujarat is the only western state where tigers are not found in their natural habitat. With the upcoming safari park, the state will soon have eight zoo-bred tigers including two tigers, two tigresses, and four cubs. Furthermore, a consultant will be appointed who will draw up the project plan and have vets in the region. An enclosure for leopards, a paddock for herbivores, and an aviary at the tiger safari park are also a part of the department’s plan. During the excursions, visitors will be permitted to ride in open jeeps.
Maniswara Raja, chief conservator of forest, said, “We are at the initial stage of the plan. We will bring zoo-bred animals to the tiger safari park along the lines of the lion safari park in Devaliya.”
The park was initially supposed to be built in Tilakwada, around 25 kilometres from the Statue of Unity. The Dang site was also approved for a leopard safari park. However, the authorities changed their minds and resurrected the tiger safari park concept.