Monday, 10 April 2017

One-horned rhinos of Bengal to get 2 new homes

Many of the one-horned rhinoceros of Gorumara and Jaldapara national parks will soon get new homes as the state government has prepared natural habits by developing two other parks — one of which is situated close to Gorumara and the other at Patlakhawa in Cooch Behar.

There are currently more than 255 one-horned rhinos in Gorumara and Jaldapara.

Bengal Forest Minister said that the department has a plan to shift around 50 one-horned rhinos to the new forest parks that are coming up in North Bengal.

Natural habitats are there in two new parks where the rhinos would be shifted.

The department has also taken up various schemes to build infrastructure.

The project aims at the promotion and conservation of the endangered species.

This project will also help in promoting tourism in north Bengal.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has laid great stress in promoting tourism in north Bengal besides other places.