A Bengal tiger hugs a tree in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park at Gazipur’s Sripur, around 60km away from the capital.
Implemented by the Department of Forest on a 1,493.3 hectares of land, the park was opened for visitors on Wednesday. The Forest Department has released tigers, lions, sambar deer, giraffe and many other animals. There are crocodile and lizard parks set up inside the park along with a parrot aviary, macaw land, marine aquarium and more.
The authorities have also set up information and education centers and a nature history museum in the park, the second of its kind after the one set up in Cox’s Bazar in 1999.