Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park
বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিব সাফারি পার্ক
বঙ্গবন্ধু সাফারী পার্ক, গাজীপুর.jpg
Entrance of Bangabandhu Safari Park
Date openedOctober 31, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-10-31)[1]
LocationGazipur, Bangladesh
CoordinatesCoordinates: 24°10′18″N 90°23′34″E / 24.1716663°N 90.3926611°E / 24.1716663; 90.3926611
Land area3810 acres (1542 ha)
No. of animals3000
No. of species47
Websitewww.safariparkgazipur.info.bd

Macaw at Sheikh Mujib Safari Park
Pond Heron
Blue peacock

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park is a safari park in Gazipur, Bangladesh. This safari park is spread over 3810 acres (1542 ha) of Sal Forest which makes it one of the largest safari parks in the world and the largest in Asia.[2][3][4] It was inaugurated on October 31, 2013.[5] It is located about 40 km north of Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka near the Dhaka - Mymensingh Highway.[6]

The park is divided into 5 major sections. They are the Core Safari, Safari Kingdom, Biodiversity Park, Extensive Asian Safari Park and Bangabandhu Square.[7]

Animals[edit]

This safari park is home to 47 species of animals and birds out of which 28 specias are local. The total population of animals and birds is about 3000.[8] Most notable are :[9][10]

Core Safari[edit]

Only Safari busses can enter into this zone. But Travelers can see the animals in natural environment while sitting inside the bus. This zone is made up with 1335 acres of land in which 20 acres of land for tiger, 21 acres of land for lion, 8.50 acres of land for black bear, 8 acres of land for African cheetah, 81.50 acres of land for chital, 80 acres of land for gaur, 105 acres of land for elephant, 35 acres of land for hippo, 22 acres of land for deer, 25 acres of land for nilgai, 407 acres of land for buffalo and 290 acres of land for African safari.[15]

Reception[edit]

The Daily Star called the Safari Park "one of the best latest tourist additions".[16] The park attracts visitors from Dhaka.[17]

Water Monitor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asia's Largest Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park inaugurated today". Bangladesh Pratidin. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. ^ "SafariPark". www.safariparkgazipur.info.bd.
  3. ^ "Day trip to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park". The Daily Star. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. ^ "20 DU students hurt in attack by Gazipur Safari Park workers". The Daily Star. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ "For a tranquil Eid". The Daily Star. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Day tour to Bangabandhu Safari Park". NTV. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park - Tourist Places in Bangladesh".
  8. ^ Article on The Daily Prothom Alo
  9. ^ "Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park - Bangladesh Parjatan". bangladeshparjatan.com.
  10. ^ "Eid holidaymakers overstretch understaffed safari park in Gazipur". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Tiger at Gazipur safari park bites off visitor's arm". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  12. ^ "A new member of the Gazipur zebra family". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  13. ^ "First kangaroo born at Bangabandhu Safari Park". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  14. ^ "First-ever move to increase Gharial population". The Daily Star. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  15. ^ বঙ্গবন্ধু সাফারী পার্ক, গাজীপুর. gazipur.gov.bd. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Top 5 Eid holiday spots!". The Daily Star. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Safari park near Dhaka offers visitors access to exotic wildlife". Gulf-Times (in Arabic). 9 November 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2017.