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Two New Zoos Granted Recognition by Central Government

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  • December 9, 2020
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Two New Zoos Granted Recognition by Central Government

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Environment

In news

  • 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

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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. 

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