BBP will soon welcome Hamadryas Baboons from Singapore Zoo. The first batch- two males and a female- will arrive from Mysuru Zoo and the second will come directly from Singapore zoo.
The zoo authority officials have a unique problem on hand, forcing them to consider exchanging tigers with other zoos of Karnataka and also bringing in some rescued ones.
This is because of demand from visitors to see more lions on safaris and in zoos.
More and more Bengalureans are taking to nature camps to break away from back to work and school life.
The census exercise now remains to be held in Kali Tiger Reserve, and as per permission from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), it will be done in March.
“The first reported sighting of a wild tiger here was in 2015. Since then, it has been a wandering male. But now in the camera traps, two more tigers have been sighted.
A long-pending plan, and the first of its kind leopard safari, will soon come up on 50 acres at the Bannerghatta Biological Park.
After a gap of two years, the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) management hiked safari rates, but did not change park entry rates.
Veterinarians point that as per protocol animals whose canines or claws are broken, severely injured, unable to hunt etc are captured and housed in rescue centres.
Apart from concrete structures, relentless quarrying along the edges of the reserve to feed the city’s demand is also posing a threat.
The government’s utter failure in protecting the single contiguous elephant landscape in the south and south-western parts of the state has resulted in yet another tragic incident of man-elephant conf