Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari

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Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari
Date opened1988
Land area620 acres (250 ha)
Major exhibitsLion, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, Indian jackal, deer, crocodile, python, and birds.

Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari is located the state of Karnataka, India,[1] with an area of 250 hectares (2.5 km2), at a distance of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi) from Shimoga, and 275.0 km (170.9 mi) from Bangalore. Started in 1988, it is Karnataka's second safari park, after Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore. Despite the name, the lion and tiger are neither the only animals here, nor are they the only big cats here.[2]



An Asiatic lion in Tyavarekoppa.

Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers and Indian leopards are kept in separate enclosures and they are viewed by a guided "safari" vehicle.[3] A relatively rare black panther was born here during 2012, and is available for public view as a caged animal.[4]

In 2005, a tigress gave birth to cubs here.[5] On 2 March 2006, four tigers killed a casual laborer who fell down while repairing iron gates.[1] A tigress which strayed into nearby villages was captured and kept in this safari.[6]


More than 11 different species of birds were kept in cages for display. They include the white pheasant, silver pheasant, red junglefowl, and love bird.[7]


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  1. ^ a b "Four tigers maul man to death in enclosure". The Hindu. 2006-03-03. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  2. ^ "Call of the wild". Deccan Herald. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Separate enclosures opened for lion, tiger at Tyavarekoppa". The Hindu. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Panther out for public view at Tyavarekoppa". Deccan Herald. Bangalore. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Tigress gives birth to three cubs at Tyavarekoppa". The Hindu. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Tigress moved to Tyavarekoppa safari". The Hindu. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Exotic birds brighten Tyavarekoppa Safari". The Indian Express. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2016.