Mumbai Forest Department seeks 2 pairs of lions and 2 tigers for SGNP

  • | Thursday | 24th September, 2020

At present there are three lions in SGNP — a female Jespa (10) and two males Ravindra (17) and Gopa (10) and the authorities want the pair of breeding lions to increase the population of the captive lions. Sources from Forest Department told mid-day that Chief Conservator Of Forest and SGNP Field Director Mallikarjun has written a letter to Kakodkar requesting him to provide two pairs of breeding lions for the lion safari. "We have captive Tiger and Lion safari at SGNP for which we need the animals. The captive tiger and lion safari at SGNP started in the 1990s and since then it has been one of the important tourist attractions for people visiting the park. She was brought to SGNP from Bannerghatta National Park, Bengaluru in 2009 along with a male lion, Ravindra.

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