As Betty White said “People forget the good that zoos do. If it weren’t for zoos, we would have so many species that would be extinct today.” and this is as true as it gets. Had it not been for zoos so many species would have been extinct. But zoos are not just for that. They are a place for you to interact with wildlife, to have a good time and to know more about our speechless friends. And keeping all that in mind the Uttar Pradesh cabinet decided to open a massive zoo in Gorakhpur which makes for a great tourist attraction and also serves as an interesting spot.
A budget of INR 234 crores has been sanctioned separately for this zoo in Gorakhpur and you can imagine how important the project really is! The zoo is spread across 121 acres of land and is named after the freedom fighter, Shaheed Ashfaqullah Khan. The government plans on honoring the martyr in a special way and it’s incredible! One of the most important motives of the park and perhaps the most obvious one is the conservation of wildlife.
The zoo is the second largest zoo in Uttar Pradesh and is located on the Buddha Vihar Road. The idea to build the zoo was brought forward about 10 years back and was accepted with open arms. The idea to name the zoo in honor of the great freedom fighter Ashfaqullah Khan who was given a death sentence for the historically important Kakori train robbery (Kakori Kaand) in 1925 and still remains one of the great leaders is welcome.
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Such initiatives by the government are always welcomed and looked forward to. It leads to making the country a progressive and inclusive nation and building a zoo in Gorakhpur is a great step towards the same. So, what is holding you back? Plan a trip to India and get versed with the distinct flavors of the incredible country.
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