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Wait for Lion Safari at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur to continue

The government has dropped the plan to bring lions from Gujarat.

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February 1, 2018, 1:24 pm

cubs of lioness tejika

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje introduces 3 cubs littered by Asiatic lioness Tejika at Nahargarh Biological Park to her followers on Twitter.

Jaipur: The lion safari planned for Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur may take at least one more year to materialize.

The government has dropped the plan to bring lions from Gujarat and has instead decided to use Asiatic lioness – Tejika and her three newborn cubs at Nahargarh zoological park for lion safari.

The state safaris are known for tigers and panthers however with the advent of the lion safari, people will also get to see the king of the jungle roaming in the forest. This will be the first of its kind safari in the state. Animal lovers though will need to wait for another year for this to happen.

There’s a 22 feet long wall planned surrounding the lion safari. There are will cover 36 hectares including 10 caves and 3 water bodies.

The Nahargarh Biological Park encompasses an area of 720 hectares of which 80 hectares is covered by the zoological park. The 22 feet long wall will comprise of 5 feet of the concrete wall while the rest of it will be fenced boundaries. Tejika lioness in Nahargarh has recently given birth to three cubs and the family will be moved to the lion park.

The Nahargarh sanctuary is located about 12 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway and is famous for its vast flora and fauna along with its conservation activities.

At Nahargarh Biological Park, one can expect to see over 285 species of birds, of which, the most popular is the white-naped tit, which can only be found here. The Nahargarh Zoological Park is also worth a visit and houses animals such as Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers, panthers, hyenas, wolves, deer, crocodiles, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, wild boar, etc.

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First published: September 26, 2017