Betla National Park today opened for tourists after a 3 month mandatory closure for the tourists under the directive of the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
Deputy director north division of the tiger reserve Palamu P K Jena declared it open.
Such was the enthusiasm of the tourists that they braved the early morning rains when Jena too was with them declaring it open with just a few umbrellas open for a ten fold high number of the Betla National Park personnel and tourists.
The Betla National Park remains closed for tourists from July to September.
However for research scholars doing work on the biodiversity, wild life, behaviour of wild life, challenges before wild life etc after due permission from the competent authority can have access to the Betla National Park even when it is shut.
On being asked if there is any addition to the population of the wild life to which Jena said "It is fatuous to assume that in these 90 days or so a wild life will conceive and deliver. There is a gestation period of every wild life."
However Jena said "Ocularly more calves and fawns are seen. But let there be a census of them all."
"As right now bushes and shrubs are pretty high and dense and so we will have to wait for either the end of October or November to begin the head count for the wild life here." the deputy director north division of the tiger reserve Palamu said.