‘Reptile Park’ To Come Up At Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Katraj – Punekar Information

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Katraj, twenty second September 2022: A ‘Reptile Park’ will quickly be arrange on the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Katraj, and the Snake Park of the Zoological Park will now be open to vacationers.

The present snake park has numerous species of snakes burrowed within the floor, together with pythons, crocodiles and different reptiles. As they are going to be housed in a glass barrier within the newly constructed ‘Reptile Park’, vacationers will have the ability to view them extra simply.

On account of Covid-19, the park was closed to vacationers for 2 years. However after the pandemic, the variety of vacationers elevated considerably after the park opened. Given the rising response of vacationers, on Wednesday, the Pune Municipal Company (PMC) knowledgeable in regards to the adjustments made within the Zoological Museum and the brand new amenities for vacationers.

Municipal Company Further Commissioner Vilas Kanade, Park Superintendent Ashok Ghorpade, and Zoological Park Director Dr Rajkumar Jadhav have been current on this event.

Officers knowledgeable that discussions are occurring to convey different animals from numerous zoos within the nation beneath the animal change coverage in order that vacationers get an opportunity to see an increasing number of new wild animals. At the moment, the Zoological Museum has a snake park, however it is going to be up to date to create a brand new ‘Reptile Park’.

This reptile park is being in-built an enormous space of ​​15,000 sq. meters and its work is at the moment in progress. It is going to be open for vacationers within the subsequent two years. This ‘Reptile Park’ is being arrange as per the brand new pointers of the Central Zoological Park Authority.

After Covid-19, 5 thousand to 9 thousand vacationers go to the park from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, the identical quantity reaches 20,000. Earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic, the park was getting an earnings of Rs 5.5 crores. Now, this earnings has doubled. An approximate quantity of Rs 2-2.5 crores are being spent to feed the animals.
In addition to caring for the well being of the animals, 100 municipal workers are working day and night time within the park for the protection of the animals.

Zebra will quickly be admitted to the park and the work of making ready a separate trench for it has began.

At current, the park’s 130 acres of land have ponds on 30 acres, and the remaining space has separate and huge trenches for numerous animals. These animals embody Asiatic male-female lion, white tiger, 5 tigers, leopard, bear, deer, antelope, monkey, elephant and many others. Reptiles embody Indian pythons, cobras, numerous kinds of snakes, native crocodiles and star tortoises.

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