kund park

Kund Park

Kund Park (also known as Kund Bear Park), established in 2000, is an animal theme park located in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The park is a conservation center and sanctuary for Asian black bears and Himalayan brown bears. It also houses leopards as well as various species of cranes, deer, ducks, parrots, peafowls and pheasants.

The park was established by World Society for the Protection of Animals (Now known as World Animal Protection) after efforts ofFakhar Abbas, president of WSPA member society, Bioresource Research Centre (BRC). Kund ‘Bear’ Park served as a home for anAsian black bear confiscated from a bear baiting event following the enforcement of ban in 2001. By December 2004, the park was a retirement home to seven rescued bears, who could never adapt to life in the wild because as tame bears, they are without teeth.

“We’re the victims of our own success,” said Abbas. “When our monitoring work officially started in 2003 there were around 300 bears used for baiting. Now, by our recent estimates, there are only around 70 left.”In 2010, first of the many enclosures for a new planned Balkasar Bear Sanctuary was finished which was aimed to provide a more “natural” environment for bears to live.

In late July, 2010 Pakistan floods resulted in severe damage at Kund Park. As many as 23 bears that were living in the sanctuary lost when the water rose as high as 60 feet above river level.”By early August 2010, it was reported that Babu, Sohrab and Maylu, three of the bears that were housed at Kund Park, were rescued from the flooded area and safely transported to new sanctuary at Balkasar which was still very much under construction.

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Rani ghat

Rani Ghat

Rani Ghat is one of the oldest Gandhara Archaeological site in District Swabi.The site containing the ruins of the Buddissm Queen of the time.The Queen was nature loving,helping poors and better establishment.The people at that time were mostly Formers and having a kind of small business with other states.Rani Ghat was the place where the Queen pray to God and almost lives there.Now a days Rani Ghat (ruins) attract tourists to study the origin of Buddhism,specially Japanese are involved with Rani Ghat ruins.The NGO of SHEWA EDUCATIONAL SOCIAL WORKERES ASSOCIATION built the site with the Financial help of JAPANESE RESEARCH.

‘Rani’ is a Hindi word that means ‘Queen’ while ‘gat’ is a Pashto word which means a ‘huge rock’. The remains of the valley, which owes its name to the huge standing rock on the top of the mountain that shoulders the ruins, can be seen from far off areas of the district.

According to the archeologists, Ranigat, a developed state, remained the center of Buddhist art and culture for centuries.

Ranigat, belonging to the period of first-sixth century AD and protected under the Antiquities Act 1975, has been a celebrated part of folklore – songs and stories of which still echo from the coffee-hued ruins in Totalai in the Buner District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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