Friday, November 15, 2013

Miniature bird sanctuary inaugurated at Karanji Lake

The Karanji Lake Nature Park is emerged as one of the tourist centers with nature conservation concept as integral and core theme. Added to its glory, Karanji Lake Nature Park will now serve as a miniature bird sanctuary, where birds are taking shelter and breeding.

Some of indigenous pheasants and birds like Budgerigas, Peach-faced, Love Birds, Java Sparrow, Phim Headed parakeet, Red Jungle Fowl, Yellow Golden Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Lady Amherst Pheasant have been housed in twelve enclosures with six partition measuring 8' x 16' provided with toughened glass for viewing by the visitors.

The total cost of the enclosures including the development of park is Rs 25 lakh. CAVA students have beautiful created art works in the enclosures using pleasant colours.

In the Children Park about 30 equipments like Four Seater Arc Swing, A to B Net Scrambler, Multi Seater See Saw, Spiral Slide and many more attractive items have been installed for children below 12 years to play and enjoy.
Speaking after inauguration, Karnataka Zoo Authority Chairman Nanjundaswamy said that by visiting lake visitors can enjoy perching sound of birds, boating, and various others enriched facilities.

Stating the inauguration of enclosures will increase the number of visitors, he said that already existence facilities such as walk through aviary, natural birds watch tower, Butterfly Park, lush green lawns, boating and walking path are attracting thousands of visitors per day. To further improve the habitat of migratory birds, strengthening of islands has been initiated, he added.

The sprawling area of 90 acres of Karanji Lake Nature Park has about 50 per cent of water spread area. The entry fee for the Lake holds Rs 10.

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