Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel today inaugurated 7 newly constructed enclosures for wild animals at Nandanvan Jungsafari and Zoo in Nava Raipur from his residence office. The newly constructed seven enclosures of Nandanvan jungle safari include fox, jackal, chaussinga, black deer, kotri, nilgai and hyena. With this, the total number of enclosures in the jungle safari there is currently 18. Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Shishupal Sori, Parliamentary Secretary Mr. Chandradev Rai were present in the inaugural program organized through video conferencing.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel while inaugurating the new enclosures, appreciated the work being done by the Forest Department towards making Nandanvan Jungle Safari Ju Nava Raipur more attractive for tourists. He said that development with respect to environment and nature is our priority. The unique biodiversity of Chhattisgarh state is our identity. Conservation of wildlife is necessary to carry this identity forward. On this occasion, he told that the goal is to construct 37 enclosures to keep the wild animals in the environment as per their liking in the jungle safari.
It is worth mentioning that 11 enclosures were inaugurated in Jungle Safari Nava Raipur on 5 October 2019 by Chief Minister Mr. Baghel. These include Royal Tiger, Lion, Lepar, White Tiger, Tortoise, Hippopotamus, Gharial, Otter Tomcat, Bengal Monitor Lizard-Goh, Croco Dial and Forest Buffalo. The plantations of various species planted between 1978-80 in about 200 ha area along with the natural forest available at Nandanvan Jungle Safari and Zoo, Nava Raipur have developed into natural forest today. According to a survey in this supernatural area of jungle safari, about 70 species of trees, 12 different species of wild animals, 18 species of animals as well as migratory birds of about 76 different species have their own special place in biodiversity. , Which is in use as an ideal habitat for wildlife.