Safari park with tram facility to come up in Thrissur
Thrissur: The construction works of zoological and safari park at Puthoor in the district is on. Most of the animals would roam around freely in the park in their natural habitat apart from birds.
The birds would be confined to a 1.3-acre cage made of Chinese nets.
The construction of four cages have been completed. Cages for Nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaques, wild buffaloes and birds are completed.
Though it will take years for the park to become the largest in Asia, animals would fill the cages soon.
A deep and wide trench would separate the visitors from animals which can’t be crossed.
A gallery would also be constructed with toughened glass to view the animals close.
The park is being constructed on a 136-hectare land owned by forest department.
The construction would be done on 48-hectare land in first phase. Parking facility would be made available on 6.4 acres of land. Parking space and tram station is set up closeby.
Large trees would be transplanted here along with 150 varieties of 15,000 plants this monsoon including palm trees and bamboo.
Varieties of deer, cheetah, tiger, lion, giraffe, zebra, ostrich, hippopotamus, Himalayan brown bear, crocodile and other reptiles would be housed here, said KS Deepa, who is in charge of the zoological park.
Also, research centre, hospital, isolation centre and special centre for nocturnal animals, would be constructed, she added.