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Chitwan National Park suspends jungle safari citing monsoon

File: Jeep safari in Chitwan National Park
File: Jeep safari in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan, June 13

The Chitwan National Park has decided to suspend jungle safari, jungle walk and other activities inside the park from June 15 citing the monsoon onset.

With the monsoon arriving in Nepal and spreading gradually across the country, the park, the first protected area in Nepal for wildlife, decided to shut down these activities to prevent risks and damages triggered by the monsoon rains.

The park’s information officer Ganesh Prasad Tiwari shares the decision was taken to prevent damage to forest track, secure human lives from monsoon-induced disasters and felling of the trees.

“Tourism activities will be closed temporarily until further notice,” Tiwari informs.

The park has also closed tourism activities including boating in the Rapti river during monsoon.

Jungle safari has been one of the major tourist attractions and the highest revenue generator activity in the park that is home to 68 recorded species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 126 species of fish.

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