Etawah Safari Park

Etawah Safari Park (formerly Etawah Lion Safari) is a drive-through safari park in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was opened to the public in November 2019. It includes multiple safaris, an Asiatic lion breeding centre and a visitor centre.[3]

Etawah Safari Park
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Etawah Safari Park entrance
Date opened24 November 2019; 3 years ago (2019-11-24)
LocationEtawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates26°46′02″N 79°00′07″E / 26.767261°N 79.001896°E / 26.767261; 79.001896Coordinates: 26°46′02″N 79°00′07″E / 26.767261°N 79.001896°E / 26.767261; 79.001896
Land area350 hectares (864.869 acres)[1]
No. of animals165[2]
No. of species5 (2019)
OwnerForest Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh
DirectorS.N. Mishra
Public transit accessEtawah Junction railway station, Agra Airport, Gwalior Airport
Websitehttps://etawahlionsafari.org

HistoryEdit

Etawah Lion Safari was first proposed in 2006.[4] Work was started in May 2012. The park was designed by Spanish company Art Urbà.[5] At first, six lions were migrated to the park in 2014.[contradictory] In 2015 a deer safari, antelope safari, bear safari and leopard safari were added and the park was renamed as Etawah Safari Park.[4] The deer safari was inaugurated on 6 October 2016[6][7] and the remaining safaris as well as the park itself were inaugurated on 1 June 2018.[8][9] The park opened to the public on 24 November 2019 without the lion segment.[citation needed]

SafarisEdit

Multiple safaris includes a lion safari, a deer safari, an antelope safari, a bear safari and a leopard safari.[10][11] As of November 2019, the lion and leopard safaris are waiting for approval from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA).[12]

Asiatic Lion breeding centreEdit

The Asiatic Lion breeding centre has twelve breeding dens.[13] It was started with eleven lions that arrived in September 2014 mostly from zoos of Gujarat.[14] Four of the lions and five cubs died because of canine distemper[14] after which the lions were vaccinated by an imported vaccine from the USA.[15] As of December 2020, the center has nine cubs who are born there.[16][17][18][19]

FacilitiesEdit

 
Visitor Facilitation Centre

A visitor facilitation centre includes a multimedia museum with digital signage and large format displays, and a '4D' education theatre for informing and guiding visitors.[20][21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lion Breeding Centre and Multiple Safari Parks information" (PDF). Central Zoo Authority. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Etawah Lion Safari के शेर को कोई भी चार लाख एक हजार रुपये में ले सकेगा गोद, इसके लिए देना होगा प्रार्थना".
  3. ^ "Annual report" (PDF). cza.nic.in. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Loksabha Election 2019 : बड़ा मुद्दा : सियासी शोर में दब गई सफारी पार्क के शेरों की दहाड़". Dainik Jagran.
  5. ^ "Lion Safari Etawah".
  6. ^ "Four months on, Lion Safari sees birth of two cubs". 7 October 2016.
  7. ^ "मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव आज इटावा में करेंगे हिरन सफारी का शुभारंभ". livehindustan.com (in Hindi).
  8. ^ Asia, 12Go. "Etawah Safari Park Will Be Opened in October News". 12go.asia.
  9. ^ "आम जनता को समर्पित हुआ इटावा सफारी पार्क". Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ "A Sneak Peek at India's Lion Safari: A Conservation Effort for Asia's "Last Lions"". Blog.nationalgeographic.org. Archived from the original on 22 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  11. ^ "इटावा सफारी को शासन की हरी झंडी". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Etawah Safari opens for public, lion segment to wait". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Etawah safari to get four lions from Gujarat's Sakarbaug Zoo". The Economic Times. 18 August 2013.
  14. ^ a b Rai, Manmohan. "Gir lions gifted to Etawah Wildlife Lion Safari Park die; Mulayam's dream project could be in question in next year's elections". The Economic Times.
  15. ^ "Etawah lion safari roars back to life from the edge of oblivion". hindustantimes.com. 2 July 2019.
  16. ^ "इटावा लॉयन सफारी: शेरनी जेसिका ने दो शावकों को दिया जन्‍म, चौथी बार मां बनी". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  17. ^ "लॉयन सफारी में शेरनी ने दिया शावक को जन्म". www.livehindustan.com. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  18. ^ Faiz Rahman Siddiqui (16 April 2020). "Cub born to lioness Jennifer at Etawah Safari | Kanpur News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  19. ^ "Etawah safari may begin with deer, antelope next month". The Times of India.
  20. ^ "Annual report" (PDF). cza.nic.in. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Cabinet nod to city's thirdastro-turf likely". The Times of India. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2020.

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