Agartala, Feb 04, 2024, TRIPURATIMES Desk
By Prasenjit Chakraborty
If everything goes as per the plan, two Royal Bengal Tigers from North Bengal will soon be seen greeting the visitors at Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura.
The new guests are already on the way and expected to enter Sepahijala on Monday. As soon as the news spread, an excitement gripped the animal lovers in the State.
An official said, as a part of an animal exchange programme, a total of 16 animals are coming to Tripura from Bengal Safari, Siliguri and 12 animals from Sepahijala wildlife Sanctuary would be sent to North Bengal.
One pair of Royal Bengal Tiger, one pair of leopard, four golden peasants, four silver peasants, two peafowls and hill Myna- two males and two females are coming to Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary from North Bengal.
The animals are already in transition, the officer said, adding that from Sepahijala, a lion couple, one pair of spectacle monkey, two leopard cats and four blackbucks would be sent to North Bengal in return.
The official also said, the Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary will be closed for the visitors for two days on February 6 and 7 respectively for ensuring safety of incoming and outgoing animals during loading and unloading.
Replying to a question, he said, the new guests would be made available for the visitors at Sepahijala wildlife sanctuary after the quarantine period of 30 days.
The official said that the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger and other new guests in Sepahijala would definitely enhance the tourist attraction.
Meanwhile, our Churaibari correspondent added that a team of forest officers along with the royal bengal tiger and other animals already crossed Churaibari check post on Sunday.
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