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Bangabandhu Safari Park 4909.0 acres of forest land of Bara Rathura Mauza of Mauna Union under Sripur Upazila of Gazipur District of Bangladesh and Piruzali Mauza of Piruzali Union of Sadar Upazila is known as a safe habitat for various species of small and large animals.
Out of this an area of 3810.0 acres has been covered under the Safari Park Master Plan. The project titled Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park was approved by ECNEC in 2010 at an estimated cost of Tk 63.99 crore and the park establishment activities started and on 2 February 2011, the construction activities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, Gazipur officially started.
In order to implement the activities described in the master plan and solve the complexity of land acquisition, on October 4, 2011, the "Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, Gazipur (1st Revised)" project was approved by ECNEC in an extended form at an estimated cost of Tk 219.89 crore. The safari park is set up in line with the South Asian model, particularly Safari World in Thailand. Also included are some ideas for Bali Safari Park in Indonesia. Permanent enclosures are being constructed around the Safari Parks to allow breeding and free roaming of indigenous/exotic wildlife so that tourists can enjoy educational, research and recreational opportunities by traveling in moving vehicles or on foot. The concept of a safari park is different from a zoo. Animals in zoos are kept in captivity and visitors can visit them in the wild. But in safari parks, wildlife will roam freely in the jungle and people can travel in moving vehicles with caution.
The Safari Park is located 40 km north of Dhaka, 3 km west of Bagher Bazar on the Dhaka - Mymensingh highway. Its area is 3690 acres.