Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park Cox’s Bazar
Safari Park: The word Safari comes from Arabic word Safar which means travel. The concept of safari park is completely different then the zoo. In zoo wildlife are observe within the small cages or enclosure but in a Safari Park, visitor observe the wildfire in wild condition in their own habitat through traveling with special protected vehicles. Safari Park also located in chakaria where visitor observe the wildfire in wild condition in their own habitat through traveling with special protected vehicles.
Area of Safari Park Cox’s Bazar
In 1981, this park area started it’s journey as deer breeding centre. Govt. started Dulahazara Safari Park at 2000 by acquiring 300 ha land from Dulahazara and Hargaza block. subsequently, it become 900 ha by adding another 600 ha from the adjacent reserved forest.
Management System Of Safari Park Cox’s Bazar
Comprised with three wings.
firstly, Administrative Wing
secondly, Research Education and Ecotourism Wing
thirdly, Animal Health Care
Here we follow the south Asian model. South Asian model consist of different blocks and each block are confined for different wild animal. We have 7 blocks.
- Breeding Centre
- Tiger Enclosure
- Lion Enclosure
- Asian African Herbivores
- Elephant Enclosure
- Grazing Land and Plantation Area
- Biodiversity Zone
Plant Diversity of Safari Park Cox’s Bazar
The Forest type of the safari park is semi-evergreen type. According to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Resources), total 303 species ( e.g. trees, herb, shrubs, climber, epiphyte) have been recorded here which covers the 61 family of plant kingdom. The forest of safari park is composed of tree stories canopy.
According to IUCN free ranging animal, 11 types of Amphibians, 58 types of Reptiles, 221 types of Birds, 43 types of Mammals recorded in the safari park. With in the 221 types of birds, 171 species are resident and 50 species are migratory.