July, 2016

Kukrail to be biodiversity heritage site in Lucknow

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Credits : TNN

Here’s another reason to visit Kukrail crocodile (Gavialis Gangeticus) centre. The rich biodiversity of the centre has made the state government declare it a biodiversity heritage site. It also houses two of the critically endangered species crocodile, and turtles. Once the newborns attain the age of three, they are released in the wild.

The proposal to declare it as a biodiversity heritage site was sent by the endangered species division of the forest department and has been approved by the state cabinet. The proposal submitted to the government mentions Kukrail centre as home to a variety of flower and fruit-bearing trees, butterflies, migratory and seasonal birds.