Bengaluru Zoo reopens nearly 3 months after COVID-19 induced closure


Team Udayavani, Jun 9, 2020, 8:13 AM IST

Bengaluru: Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBBP) reopened on Monday after being closed for visitors for nearly three months following COVID-19- induced lockdown.

Housing 2,279 animals of 101 different species, the government-run BBBP, spread over 731.88 hectares, has a zoo, safari, butterfly park and rescue centre.

The public response was below expectations with the zoo welcoming 68 visitors, while 35 took the zoo-safari- butterfly combo by non-ac bus, said BBMP’s Executive Director Vanashree Vipin Singh, who saw the brighter side of the picture.

“Low response is a positive sign of people being responsible and following COVID-19 guidelines, It helps in furthering our conservation education,” she told.

Meanwhile, the BBBP”s adoption programme launched during the lockdown period appears to be a hit with 124 animals being adopted by 109 wildlife conservation enthusiasts donating more than Rs 21 lakh in the last nearly seven weeks.

As part of the reopening strategy, the BBBP had come out with revised carrying capacity of zoo, butterfly park and safari to ensure safety of visitors.

Accordingly, the maximum number of persons at any given time in the zoo is now being restricted and kept low to maintain physical distancing between the groups (family is treated as a group).

Non-AC safari buses are being operated with half capacity, among other measures.

An online survey had been conducted in recent days to get feedback from people.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Replica of Indian Parliament building created using just 35 grams of silver!

Pothole death: MCC issues clarification

Chikkamagaluru: Huge cracks seen on road to Kemmangundi

Padubidri: Man promises marriage, cheats women of Rs 1.65 lakh

RBI directs loan recovery agents not to intimidate borrowers, no calling before 8am & after 7pm

Bantwal: Thumbe dam decked up with tricolors; open for public viewing


Related Articles More

Bengaluru: PUC student stabbed to death by senior

B’luru: TN industrialist calls techie for business meeting, rapes her

Udupi: Pet dog, pretends to be lifeless, survives leopard attack

Replica of Indian Parliament building created using just 35 grams of silver!

Pothole death: MCC issues clarification

MUST WATCH

News bulletin 12-8-2022

Har Ghar Tiranga awareness by more than 12 thousand students

Raksha Bandhan incident. The school administration asked apologize

Leopard attack on dog: Shocking scene caught on CCTV

Kerala: A man in Malappuram protested against potholes on roads in a unique way by bathing & performing yoga in a water


Latest Additions

Bengaluru: Specially-abled delivery agent wins hearts online

Bengaluru: PUC student stabbed to death by senior

Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 again

B’luru: TN industrialist calls techie for business meeting, rapes her

Vikram makes Twitter debut: I feel it’s the right time

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.