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Sri Lanka’s first Safari Park opens in Hambantota

The country’s first Safari Park was declared open now. The Safari Park built with the aim of giving a novel experience to tourists is located in the Ridiyagama area in Hambantota.

Among those who joined in the opening of the Safari Park were Ministers Gamini Jayawickrema Perera and Sajith Premadasa, Deputy Minister Sumedha Jayasena, and Parliamentarian Chamal Rajapaksa. The Safari Park is centred on an extent of 500 acres.

The expenditure incurred on the Project was 1450 million rupees. It provides en environment for the animals to live in freedom.

The construction is being carried out in two stages. It was the first stage which covers the African Lion Zone and the Sri Lankan Elephant Zone as well as the World Zone that was opened today. The release of lions to the African Lions Zone took place recently. 

The second stage covers the African, Asian and Australian Zones and the kingdom of small animals. Facilities are provided for the local as well as foreign tourists to view the Zones in special buses. The Safari Park also has a veterinary hospital, an internal road network and parking facilities. There is a mechanism for the disposal of garbage without causing any harm to the environment. The opening of the Safari Park at Ridiyagama in Hambantota, gives the local as well as foreign tourists to get a new experience.
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