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India’s biggest wildlife rescue centre commissioned in Nagpur

India’s biggest Wildlife Rescue Centre named as Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre has been commissioned at Gorewada near Nagpur, Maharashtra.

The centre was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in presence of State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Key facts

  • Gorewada Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre is managed by the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM).
  • Nagpur based Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries (MAF) University is also part of this centre.
  • The centre is spread over 30 hectres and has been created on the lines of Gujarat based Gir National Park which is also one of the biggest and best wildlife centre in the country.
  • It has four wards veterinary hospital that would house sick, injured and rescued animals. It has burial ground in the same premises.
  • The hospital has state-of-art facilities and is equipped with x-ray machine, operation theatre etc.
  • It has cages for herbivorous animals and would house Deer, Sambars and Nilgais. It also has two enclosures to house 10 Tigers at a time and also separate enclosure for Panthers.
  • It has enclosure that can house over 100 Birds of mixed species. It also has separated enclosure for housing Pythons including Cobra, Rat Snakes and vipers.
  • The centre also has enclosures for housing 10 small mammals like Wolf, wild Dogs, Jackal.

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