Kankaria was bulit in 2017 for nocturnal animals and birds. Photo/ANI
Kankaria was bulit in 2017 for nocturnal animals and birds. Photo/ANI

Western India's first nocturnal zoo earns Rs 3 crore annually

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2019 08:38 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] Apr 12, (ANI): Kankaria, Western India's first nocturnal zoo, records over Rs 3 crore yearly income. The two-floor zoo is designed to create a night-like environment in the day time and vice versa.
"Total investment on this zoo was Rs 17 crore and we get around Rs 3.6 crore annual return a year," said its director RK Sahu.
It was built in 2017, keeping in mind nocturnal creatures such as hedgehogs, jungle cats, and striped hyena. 
The zoo has got a geothermal system for aeration, introduced first time in India for animals as well as visitors. It is also provided with a special lighting system to give it a night-like look, said Sahu.
The whole property is designed in a way to give it a jungle-like texture also. Public response to the initiative is very good, he said. (ANI)

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