Keoladeo National Park

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Overview:

The Rajasthan state Forest Department has recently proposed to construct a zoo inside Keoladeo National Park.

About Keoladeo National Park:

  • The Keoladeo National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. 
  • It is Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan
  • It attracts several migratory birds that make the region their breeding and wintering grounds. 
  • It is strategically located in the middle of the Central Asian migratory flyway.
  • The Siberian crane is one of the rare species that was spotted here till about the turn of the century. 
  • Fauna: Sambar, Nilgai, wild cats, hyenas, wild boar, birds, including raptors and waterfowl, and Jackals.
  • It is a Ramsar site and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 


Q1) What is a Ramsar site?

A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

Source: Rajasthan plans zoo for dolphins and rhinos inside Bharatpur sanctuary