The Nehru Zoological Park has been reopened to Visitors today after nearly 7 months which was closed down due to the Covid pandemic.
The authorities have taken all the Covid-19 precautionary measures. Visitors were checked with thermal scanning before entering into the zoo, and the wearing mask has been made mandatory. Nearly 40 sanitizer dispensers were also installed at different locations, all the washrooms have been sanitized and soap dispensers were also placed. Battery Operated vehicles and train facility were also made available with 50 % occupancy. Signage boards have been placed at different locations for the visitor informing the covid -19 protocol. At least 1137 visitors visited the zoo park on the first day of reopening.
In this connection, 57th Zoo day and 66th Vanya Prani Saptah Diwas have been celebrated in the Zoo premises today. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests R Shobha who attended as the chief guest has inaugurated the newly built Inpatient Facility at the Zoo hospital area. This facility comprises of animal enclosures for the sick animal for undergoing treatment. The White Tiger Enclosure and Delivery room have also been inaugurated.
In this connection, Excellent Zoo Service awards were given away to the animal zookeeper KP Prem Kumar, Mali B Rajender and Electrician D Narender for their excellent services for the year 2019-20.