Bathinda zoo shut

Move after lions test +ve in Hyderabad

Bathinda zoo shut

Bathinda, May 6

After eight lions tested positive for Covid-19 at a Hyderabad zoo earlier this week, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has ordered closure of zoos for public till May 31.

Pawan Sridhar, Forest Range Officer, Bir Talab Zoo, said: “In the wake of rising cases, the CZA has as a precautionary measure directed closure of the zoo for public with immediate effect till May 31. Further decisions will be taken after reviewing the situation.” The decision to temporarily close the zoo was taken after lions tested positive for Covid-19 at a Hyderabad zoo. The move was aimed at ensuring safety of animals. All protocols inside their enclosures would be followed, Sridhar said. — TNS

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