Two more tigers added to Bengal Safari Park

Bengal Safari Park
Wed, Oct 2, 2019

PRASHANT ACHARYA
SILIGURI:
On the occasion of Durga Puja, visitors of the Bengal Safari Park in Siliguri will get an opportunity to behold two more tigers.
Two female tigers Rika and Kika were on Tuesday released in the park in the presence of Forest minister Bratya Basu, Tourism minister Gautam Deb and North Bengal Development Department minister Rabindra Nath Ghosh.
Snehasis and partner Sheela had given birth to three cubs and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had given their name as Kika, Rika and Iika on May 11, 2018. Ika died due to leg injury in December while the other two cubs are fine and healthy.
Few months back, Snehasis was taken to Kolkata Alipore zoo to increase the count of big cats leaving two cubs including Sheela and Bigyan at Siliguri Park.
Forest minister Basu said, “Earlier people visiting for Tiger Safari used to see only Sheela and Bigyan but from today they can also see Rika and Kika among which Kika is a white tiger.”
Bengal Safari was set up in 297 hectares of forest land where visitors can enjoy elephant safari, tiger safari, leopard safari and Asiatic bear safari.


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