Hyderabad: Nehru zoological park closed, gets ready for rains

Hyderabad: Nehru Zoological Park is briefly closed. Upkeep work is on to cease the doable influx of water adjoining Mir Alam Tank in the course of the wet season, which occurred final yr.

Zoo authorities are engaged on cleansing the channels and setting up a much bigger culvert for the motion of water throughout monsoons. The zoo is making an attempt to offer clear ingesting water for the animals and to keep away from the unfold of polluted water within the zoo.

Nehru Zoological Park curator Shivani Dogra mentioned, “Final yr, we confronted a troublesome scenario as a result of heavy rainfall as a variety of water got here into the zoo from Mir Alam Tank.’’

Zoo authorities are additionally engaged on placing up fencing and elevating the compound wall to cease crocodiles escaping. With summer time quick approaching, Hyderabad Zoo has began arranging precautionary measures for shielding the animals from the warmth.

A particular food plan chart has been ready for them, wherein fruits like watermelon, musk melon and citrus fruits high the record and to maintain them hydrated, liquids like glucose, ‘thermocare’ in addition to coconut water are being supplied to the animals and birds housed within the zoo.

Zoo authorities have additionally arrange wallowing po-ints, water and dust po-ints, for the deer, wild boar and tortoises, in order that they’ll cowl their our bodies with mud to be able to reduce the consequences of the warmth.

Foggers, water sprinklers, air conditioners an-d exhaust followers have been put in in all of the enclosures, which have additionally been coated with inexperienced shade nets. Air coolers have been put in within the enclosure of larger animals like tigers, lions, panthers, chimpanzee and monkeys.