Friday, 27 July 2012


Space is at a premium at the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and the Government is on the look-out for an ideal location to move the zoo outside the city.
Answering questions in the Assembly on Friday, Museum and Zoos Minister P K Jayalakshmi said the Government is searching for land to relocate the zoo, which shares 53 crammed acres with the Napier Museum and surrounding park.
The Thrissur Zoo is in the process of being relocated in 306 acres at Puthoor, where a zoological park is to be developed, she said. Several members also pointed out that it would be advisable to move the zoo out of the city limits.
The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo being under-staffed in terms of veterinarians, the department is examining a proposal to appoint one more vet and create posts for a biologist, public relations officer, lab technician and a livestock inspector, the Minister said in a written reply. The Central Zoo Authority has, in principle, approved the master plan for the development of the City Zoo, the Minister said.
As part of streamlining facilities here, a central committee led by Central Zoo Authority member secretary B S Bonal had recommended sectioning off the animals and birds into three categories - those belonging to the Western Ghats, those from Africa and thirdly, other foreign varieties. K Muraleedharan, who is also the local MLA, opined in the House on Friday that this was unscientific.

   It is good but beware of encroachment ...... 
If the zoo is shifted the whole area should be allowed to create good Green Forest....
Then only the city can relaxed .......

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