July 18, 2018
Leopard Safari at Khayerbari soon
After the Bengal Safari Park in Siliguri, people living in north Bengal may soon have a chance to visit a leopard safari park in South Khairbari Tiger Rescue Center under the Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district. A deer park will also be set up.
“We will start work on the leopard safari project as soon as we receive an approval from the central ministry of the environment and forest on the proposal we sent them” said state forest minister, Binoy Krishna Barman.
Tigers rescued from circuses in the state were rehabilitated in the rescue centre situated under the Jaldapara National Park. A number of leopards which were rescued from different parts of north Bengal were also sent to the rescue centre for rehabilitation.
At present there are a total of seven leopards and one Royal Bengal tiger in the rescue centre. Two leopards. Sachin and Sourav, were recently taken to the Bengal Safari Park.
The Leopard Safari in South Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Center will boom tourism in Dooars. It will be a radical step for development of tourism in the area.