Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gir National Park to Remain Close during Monsoon

Gir National Park to Remain Close during Monsoon
Release News By Prabhat Ranjan

Situated at Sasan in Junagadh district Gir National Park is only home to Asiatic Lions, thus attracting number of tourists from all around the globe. As the total area of park is 1,412 sq km, it is considered as a safe haven for the lions and other species.

Owing to the breeding of big cats and conservation efforts being undertaken at the sanctuary, Gir Forest will remain closed for the tourists during the season of monsoon. According to Sandeep Kumar, divisional forest officer of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary the step for closing the park has been taken so as to provide some privacy to the wild species during their mating seasons. The four months of monsoon are considered the best for their breeding season. Another reason for closing it is said to be the kachcha roads that get damage during monsoon and need to be repaired before the tourists visit this national park.

He further added, "Since we supervise the conservation efforts, we want to prevent any disturbance in the conservation activities, which could also be caused by the tourists. So we close the sanctuary". The Wildlife Destinations will remain close from 16 June till October after the monsoon season is over.

During your Wildlife Tours in this park you can witness other species than lion such as sambar, spotted deer, blue bull, black buck, and wild boar, jackal, hyena, langoors, porcupine, bear and crocodiles as well as more than 250 species of birds.

Moreover, during monsoon many of the animals fall sick so to make arrangements for their treatment the closure of park is required.

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