An important event for wildlife and nature lovers was the Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhubaneswar, where the night began safari. The initiative initiated by the Bharatpur Section was recently announced by Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Susanta Nanda.
This new night route, running from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every day, provides tourists, students and wildlife lovers nature a unique opportunity to explore the reserve at night. The initiative began with great enthusiasm, especially among school children who had an exceptional experience with wildlife in the heart of the city of Bhubaneswar, as noted by PCCF Susanta Nanda in his personal blog on 'X'.
In Posts It adds that to facilitate the night safari, a fleet of at least 12 vehicles has been arranged for visitors to take them into the jungle after dusk. However, it should be noted that the safari will be closed to regular visitors from 21:00 to 9:30 the next morning.
This night safari is intended not only as an entertainment event, but also for educational purposes. This initiative will allow participants to observe and learn about various species of wild animals such as deer, elephants, barking deer, porcupines and wild boars in their natural habitat. According to PCCF Susanta Nanda, this unique experience will be especially beneficial for people who find it difficult to visit the sanctuary during daylight hours.
The night route is divided into three separate time slots, operating every day from 18:00 until 20:00. Booking for the first slot starts at 18:00, followed by subsequent slots at 19:00 and 20:00. This schedule ensures systematic and organized exploration of the sanctuary during designated night hours.
In addition to this, DFO Sarat Chandra Behera spoke at length about the potential benefits of night safari, saying that wildlife lovers, researchers and students can gain valuable information by observing animals up close.
This initiative promises not only a fascinating experience, but will also serve as a platform for learning, promoting a deeper understanding of diverse flora and fauna , inhabiting the Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary.