Wildlife sanctuary – Rio Grande Delta Audubon http://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:11:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-50x50.png Wildlife sanctuary – Rio Grande Delta Audubon http://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/ 32 32 Odisha s Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forests Added To Wildlife Sanctuary See details here https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/odisha-s-bhitarkanika-mangrove-forests-added-to-wildlife-sanctuary-see-details-here/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:12:45 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/odisha-s-bhitarkanika-mangrove-forests-added-to-wildlife-sanctuary-see-details-here/ The area between the mouth of Dhamara and Barunei on the coast of the mangrove forest has now been added to the Odisha Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary area. The area between the mouth of Dhamara and Barunei on the coast of the mangrove forest has now been added to the Odisha Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary area. Bhubaneshwar: […]]]>

The area between the mouth of Dhamara and Barunei on the coast of the mangrove forest has now been added to the Odisha Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary area.

The area between the mouth of Dhamara and Barunei on the coast of the mangrove forest has now been added to the Odisha Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary area.

Bhubaneshwar: To the surprise of non-visitors, Odisha, like Bengal, also has mangroves. A mangrove is a shrub or tree that grows in saline or brackish coastal waters. The mangrove biome, often referred to as mangrove forest or mangal, is a distinct saline woodland or shrub habitat characterized by depositional coastal environments.

The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha, with an area of ​​672 km2, includes mangrove forests. The area between the mouth of Dhamara and Barunei on the forest coast has now been added to the wildlife sanctuary area.

The core area of ​​the sanctuary, with an area of ​​145 km2, was declared Bhitarkanika National Park in September 1998. Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, which bounds Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary to the east, was established in September 1997 and encompasses Gahirmatha Beach. and an adjacent part of the Bay of Bengal. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves were designated Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance in 2002.

MANGROVES SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEMS

Mangroves are good for sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems. They protect nearby areas from tsunamis and extreme weather events. Mangrove forests are also effective for carbon sequestration and storage and mitigating climate change. As the effects of climate change become more severe, mangrove ecosystems are expected to help local ecosystems adapt and be more resilient to changes such as extreme weather and sea level rise.

Section 26A of the Wildlife Protection Act defines sanctuary declaration. It states that the state government may declare its intention to constitute an area which consists of adequate ecological, floristic, faunal, natural or zoological significance for the protection of wildlife.

The distinct flora and fauna supported by the mangroves will now receive special protection from government authorities for the conservation of the rich diversity.




Publication date: Nov 16, 2022 2:42 p.m. IST

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Tamil Nadu gets its seventeenth wildlife sanctuary – ‘Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary’ https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/tamil-nadu-gets-its-seventeenth-wildlife-sanctuary-cauvery-south-wildlife-sanctuary/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 13:02:21 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/tamil-nadu-gets-its-seventeenth-wildlife-sanctuary-cauvery-south-wildlife-sanctuary/ In its latest step for wildlife conservation, the government of Tamil Nadu has notified a ‘Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary’. The sanctuary area – notified under Section 26A of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 – comprises approximately 686 square kilometers (sq km) of forest reserve area under Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts. It was announced in April […]]]>

In its latest step for wildlife conservation, the government of Tamil Nadu has notified a ‘Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary’.

The sanctuary area – notified under Section 26A of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 – comprises approximately 686 square kilometers (sq km) of forest reserve area under Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts.

It was announced in April this year that this sanctuary would be notified, although at the time the designated area was around 200 km2 less.

The Seventeenth Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu is home to no less than 35 species of mammals and 238 species of birds.

This includes animals like the Leith softshell turtle, grizzled giant squirrel, smooth-coated otter, four-horned antelope and mugger crocodile, all of which rely almost exclusively on the Cauvery River and its riparian forest ecosystem and need preservation.

“This milestone along with the missions of the TN Green Climate Company will go a long way towards conserving the rich biodiversity of our state,” Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said in a statement.

Tamil Nadu is already home to a Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary. The neighboring state of Karnataka has a Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. The notified new sanctuary will link these two existing sanctuaries to form, according to the government, “a vast contiguous network of wildlife protected areas”.

This wider area is an important home for elephants and tigers, among other wildlife, especially species that rely on the Cauvery River.

It extends to the Nilgiri Biosphere through Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve and Bannerghatta National Park in Karnataka, and Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Erode District in Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu government has been quite proactive when it comes to wildlife conservation.

“The Herculean efforts of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department to establish and manage critical protected #forest areas over the years are commendable. Over 20% of the geographical area of ​​Tamil Nadu is under forest cover and home to rich #biodiversity,” the Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Conservation efforts by the South Indian state over the past 16 months include the notification of Kazhuveli Bird Sanctuary in Villupuram, Agasthiarmalai Elephant Reserve and Bird Sanctuary of Nanjarayan reservoir in Tirupur, as well as the inclusion of 13 wetlands in the Ramsar list.

Last month, Tamil Nadu notified India’s first sanctuary dedicated to the slender loris, called the Kadavur Slender Loris Sanctuary.

About three weeks earlier, the state government had notified a dugong conservation reserve at Palk Bay.

The latest move is the November 8 notification from the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary.

“The BNHS is indebted to Thiru MK Stalin and the entire forest bureaucracy of Tamil Nadu for declaring South Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. While ensuring the ecological integrity of this landscape, your action will support TN’s agriculture and economy,” the Bombay Natural History Society said in a statement.

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]]> Record number of quoll joeys born at Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/record-number-of-quoll-joeys-born-at-barrington-wildlife-sanctuary/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 21:26:02 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/record-number-of-quoll-joeys-born-at-barrington-wildlife-sanctuary/ There has been a baby boom in eastern quolls at a New South Wales wildlife reserve, with record numbers of joeys being born this season. Key points: Breeding Program Manager Says Births Look Like ‘Modern Jurassic Park’ The joeys are closely watched There has also been successful breeding among previously released quolls in a larger […]]]>

There has been a baby boom in eastern quolls at a New South Wales wildlife reserve, with record numbers of joeys being born this season.

The breeding program is run by Aussie Ark with the aim of saving the endangered quoll species.

The small carnivorous marsupial was once widespread in Australia but has been extirpated from the continent since the early 1960s.

It is now only found in the wild in Tasmania, where their numbers have been declining for decades, with no signs of improving.

The Aussie Ark breeding program began in 2017 when nine eastern Tasmanian quolls were delivered to the organization’s Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary on the New South Wales north coast.

Since then, the organization has bred and released 250 quolls in its large predator-proof sanctuary.

This year, checks of pouches at the facility revealed a total of 63 joey births, which is the highest the program has recorded in one breeding season.

An eastern quoll with guards in the Aussie Ark sanctuary area.(Provided: Aussie Ark)

“This baby boom quoll is truly amazing,” said Aussie Ark COO Dean Reid.

“The birth of these joeys feels like a modern day Jurassic Park.

“[We’re] bringing a species back from the brink to reclaim the Australian bush.”

A small marsupial with brown fur and white spots on its hind legs looking over its shoulder in a grassy area
Attempts have been made to release eastern quolls into the wild.(Provided: WWF)

“Resavage of the Continent”

Predation by wild animals along with poisoning, trapping and clearing led to the disappearance of the eastern quoll.

The last is believed to have been killed on the mainland in 1963.

Jake Meney has worked with the eastern quolls and says the breeding program is an important way to try to increase the number of species.

“The biggest threat is wild predators like foxes and cats,” he said.

“Our goal is to keep these quolls inside our wildlife-proof sanctuary, and they’re doing extremely well.”

Mr Meney said the longer-term plan was to release quolls in parts of mainland Australia.

“Our goal at Aussie Ark is to rewild the continent, to make the landscape look like it did hundreds of years ago, and the eastern quolls were certainly part of that landscape,” he said. -he declares.

“Aussie Ark have already been involved in a few outings on the south coast of NSW…in a fairly small area.

“I hope this is just the start of something much bigger.”

Two men look at the pouch of a quoll, a small marsupial.
Dean Reid and Tyler Gralton checking out a quoll cover.(Provided: Aussie Ark)

Young quols watched

This season’s joeys are born in a specific enclosure so that the animals can be carefully cared for and monitored.

Joeys are still tiny and won’t come out of the safety of their mother’s pockets until they are a few months old.

The hands of animal keepers, checking joeys in the pocket of an oriental quoll.
The guards check the pouch of an oriental quoll.(Provided: Aussie Ark)

“As is the case with marsupials, they are born extremely underdeveloped. They are pink, they have no fur and they are quite vulnerable,” Mr Meney said.

“We like to leave the female alone to raise the young in the pouch and check on them periodically.

“The exciting moment is when they leave the pouch and start spending time on mum’s back…they have fur at this stage and are incredibly cute as juveniles.”

A baby quoll, brown with white spots, curled up in a person's hands.
An oriental quoll joey from a previous breeding season – the last joeys will leave their mother’s pouch once they are about two months old.(Provided: Aussie Ark)

Encouragingly, there have also been some successful breedings among the quolls released in previous years in the larger sanctuary area.

“It’s really exciting,” Mr. Meney said.

“Our largest sanctuary is 400 hectares, so they are always released with radio-tracking collars.

“That way, even in our own sanctuary, we can keep an eye on them.”

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Tamil Nadu notifies Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/tamil-nadu-notifies-cauvery-south-wildlife-sanctuary/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 08:32:00 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/tamil-nadu-notifies-cauvery-south-wildlife-sanctuary/ CM MK Stalin, in a Twitter post, said it would be the 17th state wildlife sanctuary; protected areas fall under Hosur Forestry Division; the sanctuary is home to over 35 species of mammals and 238 species of birds CM MK Stalin, in a Twitter post, said it would be the 17th state wildlife sanctuary; protected […]]]>

CM MK Stalin, in a Twitter post, said it would be the 17th state wildlife sanctuary; protected areas fall under Hosur Forestry Division; the sanctuary is home to over 35 species of mammals and 238 species of birds

CM MK Stalin, in a Twitter post, said it would be the 17th state wildlife sanctuary; protected areas fall under Hosur Forestry Division; the sanctuary is home to over 35 species of mammals and 238 species of birds

The Tamil Nadu government has declared an area in the Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri Reserve Forests as the Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary. Comprising an area of ​​686,406 km2, it would form part of a protected landscape contiguous to the forests that currently constitute the Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary, shared between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary’s declaration to include 686.406 km² of reserve forest in the Anchetty, Urigam and Jawalagiri ranges of Hosur Forest Division, which includes forest tracts in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts, has been made under section 26A(1)(b) of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

Legal status and protection

The declaration will give uniform legal status and protection to a contiguous network of protected areas that would stretch over 50 km. The declared landscape provides continuity of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve through Malai Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Billigiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve of Karnataka and Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and Erode Forest Division of Karnataka. Tamil Nadu.

The declaration was the result of a draft notification proposal by the Principal Chief Forest Conservator and Chief Wildlife Warden.

Elephant Habitat

According to the notification, the landscape now declared Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary is an important habitat for elephants comprising two corridors for elephants: the Nandimangalam-Ulibanda corridor and the Kovaipallam-Anebiddahalla corridor.

The Cauvery Basin ecosystem is also essential for a large number of riverine species dependent on the Cauvery River, the government notification states. The sanctuary’s rich biodiversity is home to over 35 species of mammals and 238 species of birds, which also include red-listed species in need of conservation.

Tiger Conservation

The Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary is also seeing a ripple effect of tiger conservation in adjacent contiguous areas, and the improved habitat will help recover the prey base and support the tigers that once inhabited this landscape. in the past, indicates the notification.

In a Twitter post, Chief Minister MK Stalin said, “I am pleased to announce that the GoTN has notified the ‘Cauvery South Wildlife Sanctuary’ as the 17th wildlife sanctuary in TN. This milestone along with the missions of the TN Green Climate Company will go a long way toward conserving our state’s rich biodiversity.

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Delhi’s Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary for man-made waterfalls and floating fountains; Experts warn against this https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/delhis-asola-bhatti-wildlife-sanctuary-for-man-made-waterfalls-and-floating-fountains-experts-warn-against-this/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 08:24:18 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/delhis-asola-bhatti-wildlife-sanctuary-for-man-made-waterfalls-and-floating-fountains-experts-warn-against-this/ Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has announced that Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary will have four man-made waterfalls and ten floating fountains by the end of October. Vinai inspected the trial of upcoming attractions on Sunday and ordered authorities to develop safe vantage points for tourists at Neeli Jheel. This will be done in order […]]]>

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena has announced that Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary will have four man-made waterfalls and ten floating fountains by the end of October. Vinai inspected the trial of upcoming attractions on Sunday and ordered authorities to develop safe vantage points for tourists at Neeli Jheel. This will be done in order to provide a better aerial view of the waterfalls. Vinai also announced that the move was made to boost ecotourism in the state.

Asola Bhatti to boost eco-tourism in Delhi

Photo credits: Wikimedia commons/ Image for representation purposes

The Territorial Army and Forestry Department will create man-made waterfalls and floating fountains in the shrine. These waterfalls and fountains will be arranged at Neeli Jheel which is the heart of the sanctuary. Thirty-five years ago, the government halted all mining operations in the area, with the aim of creating lakes in deep-dug pits. Neeli Jheel was also a creation of this development and is now the tallest of them.

Vinai said he was keen on this development because these isolated mines could be a big tourist attraction. Thus boosting eco-tourism in the state. While this move may be in the right direction to boost tourism and bring progress, it has also received subsequent backlash.

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Backlash from environmentalists

Asola Bhatti

Photo credits: Pixabay/ Image for representation purposes


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Ecologists and zoologists have said that no such measure could bring progress to the environment. Such interference with nature will only disturb the flora and fauna. Some environmentalists have said that it is a basic principle that no such inventions should be made in environmental zones.

While others said the government is responsible and it is important that nature stays wild. Thus, anything harmful should be avoided. A retired Indian Forest Service officer said the lake is a major source of drinking water for wildlife in the sanctuary. Intervention in environmental areas to develop tourism is certain to disturb wildlife.

However, it is unclear whether or not the National Wildlife Board has granted permission to start construction of artificial water bodies in Neeli Jheel.

Source of information: Hindustan Times/ The Hindu/ The Pioneer

Cover image courtesy of Official Website/Delhi Tourism

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Wild elephant from Guwahati Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary having fun in the children’s park Watch video https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/wild-elephant-from-guwahati-amchang-wildlife-sanctuary-having-fun-in-the-childrens-park-watch-video/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 16:56:08 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/wild-elephant-from-guwahati-amchang-wildlife-sanctuary-having-fun-in-the-childrens-park-watch-video/ Image source: ANI A wild elephant plays in a children’s park in Guwahati A wild elephant from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary was seen playing and having fun in a children’s park at Narangi Army Cantt in Guwahati in Assam. The “jumbo” was seen playing through one of the swing sets set up in the park. It […]]]>
Image source: ANI A wild elephant plays in a children’s park in Guwahati

A wild elephant from Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary was seen playing and having fun in a children’s park at Narangi Army Cantt in Guwahati in Assam.

The “jumbo” was seen playing through one of the swing sets set up in the park.

It seems the elephant really liked swings that had tires attached. The jumbo was seen swirling around, rocking the tires back and forth. Looked:

Earlier, the Tripura Forest Department, as part of its efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflict, decided to use GPS-enabled devices to track the movement of elephants, the deputy wildlife chief ranger said. KG Roy.

A Bengaluru-based company has been awarded the task of fitting radio collars around the necks of elephants and the work is expected to be completed by December this year.

“The radio collars will help us track the movement of wild elephants. We can take action to push them back into the forests if they are near human habitation,” Roy told PTI.

At least 50 incidents of human-elephant conflict have been recorded in the state since 2019.

“We have settled 30 such cases so far. The rest will also be taken care of soon,” the deputy director of wildlife protection said.

Previously, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Chhatisgarh among others used radio collars to minimize human-jumbo conflicts.

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Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary Park in Assam reopens after monsoon See safari timings How to get there https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/pobitra-wildlife-sanctuary-park-in-assam-reopens-after-monsoon-see-safari-timings-how-to-get-there/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 06:59:18 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/pobitra-wildlife-sanctuary-park-in-assam-reopens-after-monsoon-see-safari-timings-how-to-get-there/ Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary reopens: Popular for its exotic population of Indian one-horned rhinos, Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam has reopened after a short monsoon hiatus. The park reopened in the presence of Minister of Environment and Forests Chandra Mohan Patowary and MP Jagiroad Pijush Hazarika.Read also – Traveling to Chandni Raat? In a first, THIS […]]]>

Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary reopens: Popular for its exotic population of Indian one-horned rhinos, Pobitra Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam has reopened after a short monsoon hiatus. The park reopened in the presence of Minister of Environment and Forests Chandra Mohan Patowary and MP Jagiroad Pijush Hazarika.Read also – Traveling to Chandni Raat? In a first, THIS state will launch full moon tourism in India

The park, filled with wildlife lovers and photographers, is located in Morigaon district of Assam state, about 48 km from Guwahati. It is 1 hour drive by road through Brahmaputa river and a small part of Mayong village. Pobitora was declared a classified forest in 1971 and a wildlife reserve in 1987. Also Read – World’s first AI-supported giant swing coming to India in THIS city. From tickets to facilities, here’s what to expect

Besides rhino, other animals found here are leopard, wild boar, barking deer, wild buffalo, etc. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam is also home to over 2000 migratory birds and various reptiles. It is also an important area for birds. In Pobitora Wildlife Reserve, there are now around 93 rhinos, a 10% increase over the past six years. Also Read – Kedar Tal at Sattal Lake: Fascinating Mountain Lakes in Uttarakhand You Must Visit for a Peaceful Vacation – Watch Video

Pobitra National Park, Assam (Source: Pobitra National Park website)

SAFARI TIMES IN THE JUNGLE IN POBITRA NATIONAL PARK

You can enjoy a jungle safari at the park at the following times:

Elephant Safari: 6:30 a.m. / 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Jeep Safari: 07:00 and 15:00

HOW TO GET TO POBITRA NATIONAL PARK?

Here is how to reach the famous rhinoceros park:

By plane: The nearest airport to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport or Guwahati Airport. The distance between the two destinations is about 70 km which takes a little over two hours. Taxis and private vehicles are readily available outside the airport.

By rail: Guwahati Railway Station is the closest railhead to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, located approximately 45 km from the park.

By the road: Guwahati is easily accessible from all parts of Assam. The park can be accessed from any means of road transport.

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam reopens after remaining closed during monsoons https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/pobitora-wildlife-sanctuary-in-assam-reopens-after-remaining-closed-during-monsoons/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 03:28:00 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/pobitora-wildlife-sanctuary-in-assam-reopens-after-remaining-closed-during-monsoons/ After remaining closed during the monsoons, the very famous Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam has finally reopened its doors to tourists. The sanctuary is known to be home to the exotic population of Indian one-horned rhinos. The gates to the park were opened in the presence of Minister of Environment and Forestry Chandra Mohan Patowary […]]]>

After remaining closed during the monsoons, the very famous Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam has finally reopened its doors to tourists. The sanctuary is known to be home to the exotic population of Indian one-horned rhinos. The gates to the park were opened in the presence of Minister of Environment and Forestry Chandra Mohan Patowary and MP Jagiroad Pijush Hazarika.

Learn about Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora is a dream destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The park is located in Morigaon district, about 48 km from Guwahati in Assam. It can be reached in an hour’s drive by road passing through the Brahmaputra River. The place was declared a classified forest in 1971 and a wildlife reserve in 1987.


Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam reopens after remaining closed during monsoons

Spread over 38.8 km², the park is a natural habitat of the greater Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Currently, there are about 93 rhinos in the park living in a habitat of 16 km². Besides, Pobitora is also home to nearly 2000 migratory birds, a large number of reptiles and other wildlife including leopards, wild boars, elephants, barking deer and wild buffalo among others.

Over the past six years, the sanctuary has seen a 10% increase in the rhino population.

How to reach?

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam reopens after remaining closed during monsoons

Air: The nearest airport to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport or Guwahati Airport. The distance between the two destinations is about 70 km which takes a little over two hours. Taxis and private vehicles are readily available outside the airport.

Rail: Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, located approximately 45 km from the park.

Road: Guwahati is easily accessible from all parts of Assam. The park can be accessed from any means of road transport.

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Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary’s Proud Tiger Dad Jona Gets a New Living Space https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/shalom-wildlife-sanctuarys-proud-tiger-dad-jona-gets-a-new-living-space/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/shalom-wildlife-sanctuarys-proud-tiger-dad-jona-gets-a-new-living-space/ West Bend, WI – After recently fathering four adorable baby tigers, Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary dad Jona is ready for his new home and his life of leisure. Jonah; photo credit Shalom Wildlife Zoo Let’s take an overview: Video credit: Shalom Wildlife Zoo There are nearly two acres with an 8-foot-deep spring-fed pond for Jona to […]]]>
West Bend, WI – After recently fathering four adorable baby tigers, Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary dad Jona is ready for his new home and his life of leisure.
Jonah; photo credit Shalom Wildlife Zoo

Let’s take an overview:

Video credit: Shalom Wildlife Zoo

There are nearly two acres with an 8-foot-deep spring-fed pond for Jona to bathe in on a hot summer day, shady trees, and rock formations.

There are huge white oak logs that Jona can climb on and keep her claws in perfect condition.

There is also a stone staircase leading to the top of the hill for stargazing, dozing and keeping an eye on everything happening in the zoo.

The galvanized steel fence is 16 feet tall and has a hot wire halfway through. Even though tigers are terrestrial cats, it is best to exercise caution.

snaring systems

A small mammal barrier has been placed at the base of the fence to help prevent some of the local wild creatures from accidentally entering.

If you see zookeepers, Joel, Eric, Nate and Logan during your visit, please take a moment and say a big thank you; they worked on the project non-stop in all weather conditions to develop the tiger habitat in record time.

Even the ostrich is delighted to have a new neighbor.

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Now get online permit to visit Chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/now-get-online-permit-to-visit-chandigarh-sukhna-wildlife-sanctuary/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 22:01:27 +0000 https://riograndedeltaaudubon.org/now-get-online-permit-to-visit-chandigarh-sukhna-wildlife-sanctuary/ With the reopening of the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary in October after being closed for three months due to the rainy and wildlife breeding seasons, the UT Department of Forestry and Wildlife has begun issuing permits online to visitors. The permit can be obtained from https://www.chandigarhforest.gov.in after paying the prescribed fee. The fee is ₹30 for […]]]>

With the reopening of the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary in October after being closed for three months due to the rainy and wildlife breeding seasons, the UT Department of Forestry and Wildlife has begun issuing permits online to visitors.

The permit can be obtained from https://www.chandigarhforest.gov.in after paying the prescribed fee. The fee is 30 for children from 5 to 12 years old, 50 for visitors over 12 (Indian) and 100 for foreign visitors over 12 years old.

However, entry for children under five and all schoolchildren, public and private, visiting the sanctuary for educational visits, as well as their teachers, will be free. The ministry will also charge a parking fee of 20 for a two-wheeler, 50 for a 4×4 and 100 for a bus.

Revised bird park hours

The department has also revised the schedules of the Chandigarh Bird Park in view of the shorter winter days. From October 1 to November 30, the park will remain open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from December 1 to February 28, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from March 1 to September 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park will remain closed every Monday and Tuesday.

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