Safari soon in Mahananda forests

Wildlife lovers would soon be able to enjoy a safari ride in jeeps with animals like tiger, leopard, elephant and bison moving around in natural surroundings inside the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal in India. The state forest department has prepared a detailed project report to allow safari in the southern section of the Mahananda forests located near Siliguri. Plan is yet to be cleared by Central Zoo Authority (CZA). Safaris will be in an area of 700 acres of the forest where wildlife is seen in its natural surroundings. Spread across more than 150 sq km of area in north Bengal,the Mahananda sanctuary is rich in flora and fauna. Wildlife species which can be found in the forests include the Royal Bengal Tiger, Himalayan black bear, leopard, sambar, spotted and barking...

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