About The Safari And Zoological Park
With 13 day-safaris present across the country, this will be the First Night Safari in India that will be developed on the tunes of world’s first night safari at Singapore. At present the century-old Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden in Lucknow which is popularly known as Lucknow Zoo, is situated in a densely populated area called Narhi that is 12kms away from Kukrail Forest area which will eventually be shifted to Kukrail forest area. The intention behind moving the zoo from Narhi to Kukrail forest is to decongest the overcrowding of Narhi area because of the presence of a zoo.
75 acres in Kukrail would be dedicated to leopard and tiger each and 60 acres for wild bear and the wild animals would be kept in cattle grid under the starry sky, instead of cages with!! An open-air nocturnal zoo that would be accessible only in the night! But no need to get disappointed for tourists visiting during daytime – there would a theme park that would keep you entertained and occupied.
For the night safari and the zoo project, the open and unused area of Kukrail range is going to be utilized to ensure no impact on the existing flora and fauna. There are talks of channelizing the Kukrail river flowing through the forest and developing it into an attractive river front.