Nature & Wildlife

Bison sanctuary to be tourist spot?

AGARTALA: Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura, the country’s only natural breeding centre of bisons, could be developed as a major tourist spot, a forest official said on Wednesday.

The sanctuary located in Belonia subdivision of South Tripura district boasts of many resident and migratory birds, Divisional Forest Officer (South) Harsha Kumar said, reports PTI.

“Two watch towers to see the animals and a butterfly park were developed recently and the vast lake in the sanctuary was renovated with boating facilities. The area could easily be developed as tourist hotspot if the department ropes in the Tourism department,” he said.

According to the last census conducted in 2013, around 130 bisons were found in the two blocks of the sanctuary.

The official was upbeat that the animal’s population was on the rise as newborn calves of bisons have been spotted grazing in the sanctuary.


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