World's largest safari park to be developed in Gurugram

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A statement released by the state government on 29 September stated that Haryana will create the largest jungle safari park in the world in the Aravalli range.

Important facts

  • The 10,000-acre safari park will cover Gurugram and Nuh districts of Haryana.

  • This project will be the largest such project in the world.

  • Currently, Sharjah is home to the largest curated safari park.

  • Opened in February 2022, Sharjah Safari Park is spread over an area of about 2,000 acres.

  • The proposed Aravalli Park will be five times the size of Sharjah's Safari Park and will include a large herpetarium (a zoological exhibition space for reptiles and amphibians).

  • The Safari Project of Haryana will be a joint project of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Government of Haryana.

  • Under the project, the central government will also provide funds to Haryana for the project.

About Safari Park

  • A safari park is an area or parkland in which animals are kept where they can roam freely.

  • Bird Park in Gurugram Safari Park, four areas for big cats, one large area for herbivores, one area for exotic animal birds, visitor sites, tourist areas, botanical gardens, biomes, equatorial, tropical, coastal, desert, etc. will be included.

About Aravalli range

  • It is a hill chain in northern India that runs 350 miles (560 kilometres) northeast across Rajasthan state. 

  • Isolated rocky outcroppings can still be seen to the south of Delhi.

  • Natural resources (including minerals) are abundant here and it acts as a barrier to the expansion of the Western Desert.

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