70 percent work on ‘Jambu’ zoo completed; likely to be thrown open to public- Dinamani
About 70 per cent of the work on the under-construction zoo in Jammu and Kashmir has been completed and they are planning to open it for public viewing soon, officials said.
This zoo is located in Kanpur Nagrota which is considered to be the largest zoo in North India.
Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta said,
The construction of Jumbo Zoo is underway to open the completed area for public use soon and the internal roads are being improved.
27 animals including Bengal tiger and Asiatic lion will be set up in this park. A butterfly park will also be set up along with it.
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The zoo is being built on an area of 163. 70 percent of its work has been completed. Due to financial crisis, the work of the park was stopped in between. In 2019 these works have been resumed.
Officials approved the Jammu Zoo project at a cost of Rs 121 crore. It is noteworthy that the Central Zoo Authority approved the plan for setting up the zoo in 2016.