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Bangabandhu Safari Park turns into birds’ sanctuary in lockdown

Published 9:41 pm | June 21, 2020

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Online Desk : Taking the advantage of visitors’ absence during the coronavirus pandemic, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur has turned into a sanctuary of different varieties of local and guest birds.

The soothing sounds of birds chirping and singing started to clam the nature when the country went under lockdown three months back.

According to the park authorities, although safari zones have been made in the huge park for the visitors, local people used to roam inside 26 kilometers boundary wall that caused disturbance to the wildlife of the park.

Recently, the areas have been brought under close vigilance. Over 20,000 saplings of 100 varieties of rare trees have been planted to supply food for the wildlife naturally.

The monsoons help the plants to grow up that added an extra touch of colour to the nature. Trees started producing fruits, luring the birds and other species of wildlife animals. And, now, the park has turned into a sanctuary for birds.

Assistant forest officer Tabibur Rahman of the Safari park said wildlife in the park are enjoying the favourable environment as the number of visitors came down following the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. He opined that restriction on visitors’ entry should have to be imposed for sometime to give the nature some rest.

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