Zoo Director Ramesh Pandey said all protocols are being followed as per the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority.
The recently reopened city zoo is being well-received for its additions such as new entrant species, wall art, selfie point... reveals zoo director
Closed throughout 2020-21 due to COVID, bird flu, Delhi zoo sees animal deaths fall to three-year low
The zoo reopened to the public on Thursday after remaining shut for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic and bird flu.
Before the reopening, Zoo Director Ramesh Kumar Pandey informed that preparations are being made to welcome the visitors back after a long time.
The Delhi zoo may soon get three tigers from Chennai and Nagpur for “breeding purposes” under an animal exchange programme, officials have said.
All samples of bird droppings collected from Delhi Zoo in the third round of serological surveillance have tested negative for Avian influenza virus.
“However safety, surveillance and sanitization works continue. All protocols and guidelines are being strictly being followed,” he added.
Zoo Director Ramesh Pandey said they were following all protocols and monitoring the situation strictly.
The first case of bird flu was reported from Delhi zoo on Saturday after a dead owl was found to have been infected with the avian influenza virus.
The tiger cub succumbed to “acute illness” on Tuesday. “Nirbhaya had given birth to two cubs on December 10.
The ticketing facility of online booking has also been started on the website of the Delhi zoo, said its director Ramesh Pandey.
Attendants and other zoo keepers were sensitized about various issues involved with the tigers breeding plan and raising awareness about the animals’ management.
A group of veterinary doctors and staff attended to the animal in consultation with experts from other zoos and Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, he said.
According to zoo officials, tiger 'B-2' was brought from Van Vihar Zoo, Bhopal in 2014 and had completed his average life span.
Akhila was born in Delhi Zoo on 19th May 2009 and soon after her birth the lioness developed nervine disorders and hind quarter paralysis at an early age.