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Works under way to construct a nocturnal house and moats at Sri
Venkateswara Zoological Park in Tirupati.K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams funding and executing the project
Spotting nocturnal animals, be it in the wild or in human
habitations, is difficult. But, the visitors of the Sri Venkateswara
Zoological Park (SVZP) will soon get a ‘nocturnal house’, housing the
night-dwellers endemic to the Seshachalam forests.
which is expected to become one of the upcoming attractions at the
menagerie, is being funded and executed by the Tirumala Tirupati
Devasthanams (TTD), with the support of the SVZP authorities.
nocturnal house will initially have the nocturnal animals endemic to
Seshachalam region such as Slender Loris, Civet Cat, Barn Owl and etc.
The new additions to the facility will be considered later. The ground
breaking ceremony for the project has been organised recently and once
it is completed, probably in a few months, it will be handed over to
SVZP,” Assistant Conservator of Forests (Tirupati Wildlife Division) P.
The visitors, he said, would have a unique opportunity to see the nocturnal fauna of the Seshachalam in their regular routine. New guests
to this, the authorities are planning to introduce Asiatic Lion and
Himalayan Black Bear to the zoological park. The enclosures and moats
for the animals are being constructed, with the funds from the Central
Zoo Authority of India (CZA). White tiger safari
a pair of ostrich and black swan each have been put to public viewing.
The much awaited white tiger safari would commence operation at the SVZP
for which the zoo authorities are awaiting the official nod. Once
introduced, it would become third safari at the zoo park which already
has a herbivore and lion safari. Battery-operated vehicles
as a part of the eco-friendly measures, the zoo authorities are
planning to increase the fleet of battery-operated vehicles with the
help from donors and organisations, which are used for ferrying people
around the zoological park.
The vehicles were introduced after a
ban on the movement of four-wheelers in the zoo premises to reduce
pollution. Other notable developments at SVZP include zoo shop, baby
care centre, eco-friendly library and more.