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Bhitarkanika Park to remain shut from today for crocodile census

15/01/2021 at 9:37 AM

Kendrapara, Jan 15: The world-famous Bhitarkanika National Park will remain closed to tourists from January 15 to 23 for the annual census of crocodiles.

The park will remain closed to tourists for 9 days.

As many as 22 teams have been constituted to count the crocodiles in the creeks, nullahs and rivers within the park and its nearby areas.

The enumerators will be assisted by trained forest staffs and will cover the Bhitarkanika river system besides creeks and inlets.

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