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Many sanctuaries and tiger reserves like Pilibhit Tiger Reserve will remain closed till November for visitors. Wikimedia Commons

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Dudhwa National Park and the Katraniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary will now reopen for visitors from November 15.

Principal Chief Forest Conservator (project Tiger) P. K. Sharma said that the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, Dudhwa National Park and the Katraniaghat sanctuary usually remain open for visitors from November 15 to June 15.

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However, these were closed during the corona pandemic on March 18.

“Since we have no specific guidelines about the parks and sanctuaries, we feel that there is no point reopening for a week till June 15. These parks and sanctuaries will now reopen from November 15,” said the official.

The above picture shows a lazy tiger from Dudhwa National Park. Wikimedia Commons

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The zoos at Lucknow and Kanpur have reopened, but the footfall of visitors is very low.

The sanctuaries in Pilibhit, Dudhwa and Katraniaghat are extremely popular for wildlife tourists and bookings are made months in advance. (IANS)


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