PUNJAB GOVERNOR and UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore on Monday inspected the working of Chhatbir zoo. Badnore reviewed the practices being followed for the care and management of these animals in the zoo apart from the kind of feeds given to various zoo animals. He visited other major attractions of the zoo like lion safari, deer safari, reptile house and nocturnal house. He was briefed by Chief Wildlife Warden Dhirendra Singh about the ongoing projects in the zoo which was funded by the Asian Development Bank.
Badnore also saw the newly acquired arrivals under animal exchange programme with Surat Zoo, which included otter, white peacock, chow singha and Indian star tortoise. Visiting all the important enclosures of the zoo such as tiger, elephant, lion, hyena, leopard, bears, aviary, deer safari and gharial, the governor showed keen interest in Asiatic lion, white peacock, hyena, tiger and others.
Giving some valuable suggestions to further improve the environment and living conditions of the animals, the Governor enquired about the annual budget requirement and annual expenditure of the zoo. He also enquired about any new project related to zoo development being proposed. He made enquiries about the status of animal inventory of the zoo apart from the recently executed animal exchange programmes of the zoo.