Thursday, 15 December 2022

Ridiyagama Safari Park

Ridiyagama Safari Park
Ridiyagama Safari Park is a safari park in Ridiyagama in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. Maintained by the Department of National Zoological Gardens, it is the first safari-type park established in the country.

The construction of the park was started in December 2008 under the direction of The National Zoological Department. It was declared open to the public on 28 March 2016.

Ridiyagama Safari Park
The park is 500 acres in extent and consists of 13 zones including the African lion zone (35 acres), the Asian elephant zone (54 acres), the Bengali tiger zone, the pet feeding zone, the bird park and the migratory bird care centre, the zone for herbivores (80 acres) and the animal conservation breeding centre. Around 22 species of animals including African lions, zebras, giraffes, Bactrian camels, Arabian oryx, Lechwe, Indian blue bulls, African cape buffaloes and large birds including ostriches are found in the park.

Administrative buildings, an animal hospital, and other visitor facilities such as shopping malls, and parking lots are also available within the park premises.

Ridiyagama Safari Park
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This page was last updated on 15 December 2022

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