BBP gets gaurs from Mysore Zoo

Confirming the arrival of the animals, R Raju, executive director of BBP said the Mysore Zoo authorities have sent several animals to the BBP, where birds will be housed for the first time.

“Unlike the previous time, where two Nilgais died on their way from the Mysore Zoo to the BBP. Extra care will be taken this time while shifting the animals, considering the weather,” he said.

A team from the Mysore Zoo, including a veterinarian and three staffers, accompanied the animals.

Speaking to Deccan Herald B P Ravi, executive director of the Mysore Zoo, said since Mithuns have been domesticated, the Central Zoo Authority had directed against being kept in the zoo.

“As the animals are growing old, they need to be shifted to rescue centres. Hence we shifted the animals to BBP. Also, we need to make space to accommodate ‘Cape Buffaloes,’ that are expected to arrive from Thiruvananthapuram shortly,” he added.

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