The Central Zoo Authority has given permission to the Kittur Rani Chennamma Nisargadhama at Bhutramanhatti to keep Lion, Tiger, Bear, Leopard, Fox, Gaur along with other few animals and birds.
Now as per the tweet, Tigers, leopard, sambar deer, Hyena will be coming to Belagavi soon from Mysuru Zoo.
The 3 Asiatic lions were transferred from Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park in Last week of February which were kept in quarantine on arrival.
All the new animals will also be kept in quarantine on arrival.
The glass enclosure for the lions is ready and the Tigers will be part of the tiger safari in the open.
Safari fencing has been done, tiger house is ready. As per the earlier information 4 tigers, 2 each from Mysore and Banneraghatta zoos move to Belagavi zoo as we are expecting nod from Central Zoo Authority – CZA.
At present, the Zoo falls in ‘Mini Zoo’ Category as per the classification of Zoos by the Central Zoo Authority.
The Mini zoo is spread over 34 hectares the mini Zoo was started in 1989.
With the zoos being the best places to impart values on biodiversity and motivate visitors for its conservation, they can as well sensitize visitors on endangered species, in-situ and ex-situ conservation, and many other issues.