New Bear Safari inaugurated in Nandankanan Zoo
Spread over an ares of 10 acres with natural forest and close to the Lion Safari and Herbivore safari,a new Bear Safari, the third of its kind in the country, was today inaugurated at the Nandankanan Zoological park here.
As many as six bears,three male and as many female were released in the safari whose entrance gate has been designed to provide a natural look sorrounded by a boundary wall of 828 meters length and three meters height.
The northern boundary of the Bear Safari has been earmarked with a moat having a length of 164 meter and a depth of 2.5 meter.The road network inside the safari is spread over a length of 505 meters.
This would be fourth sadari of the animals of Nandankanan Zoological Park established on November 29,1960.The Lion Safari in the park was first established in 1984 followed by White Tiger Safari in 1991 and then the Herbovore Safari in the year 2011.
The Bear Safari, Zoo sources said has been constructed with the financial assictance from the 13th Finance Commission with an estimated expenditure of Rs.2 crore.
It has the provision of two water holes and six feeding platforms besides three back krals for the captive bears.
Sources said this would be third Bear Safari in the country after the Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad and Bannerghata Biological Park in Bengaluru.