Two New Zoos Granted Recognition by Central Government
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment
- Two new zoos were granted recognition recently.
- These are – Rajgir Zoo Safari in Nalanda, Bihar and Shaheed Ashfaque Ullah Khan Prani Udyaan in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Important value addition
Rajgir Zoo Safari, Nalanda, Bihar
- The zoo is established exclusively comprising on only safari enclosures which offer larger space for captive animals.
- The animals are not in cages but they are free to roam over a forest area.
- The zoo is located close to the historically important Nalanda.
Shaheed Ashfaque Ullah Khan Prani Udyaan, Gorakhpur, U.P.
- With the establishment of this zoo, the state of Uttar Pradesh has a total of 9 zoos.
- It is the second biggest zoo in Uttar Pradesh after Kanpur Zoological Park.