Bhitarkanika National Park to be closed for visitors from 4 to 14 January 2023

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district will remain closed for visitors from January 4 to 14 for crocodile census, informed Rajnagar Forest Division Officer Sudarshan Gopinath Yadav, today.

The census will be carried out in the national park and adjoining rivers.

Crocodile expert Dr. Sudhakar Kar will lead the census.

Notably, the last year’s census had revealed that there were 1784 estuarine crocodiles in Bhitarkanika.

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