Zebras from Germany for zoos in Karnataka

"We are trying to buy two pairs of zebras from the international market in Germany, one pair each for Bannerghatta Biological Park and one pair for Mysore zoo", M N Jayakumar, Member Secretary of ZAK, told reporters today.

Bannerghatta Park does not have any zebra while the Mysore zoo has five zebras. ZAK is also receiving two Asiatic lions from Rajasthan. "Since we do not have any Asiatic lions and have only African lions, we are getting two from from Jungadh in Rajasthan", he said.

On the revenue earned by BBP, which get about a lakh visitors in a month, he said "revenues have improved with the now 50:50 sharing between Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and BBP. It was earlier 60:40. The revenue in the last six months has gone up by Rs 105 lakh".

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