Gorillas of Mysuru Zoo get a new house

Gorillas of Mysuru Zoo get a new house

January 27, 2024

Mysore/Mysuru: The newly built Gorilla Family Housing Facility with the financial assistance under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of Rs. 5 crore from Infosys Foundation, Bengaluru, was inaugurated on Thursday at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo). The total area of this facility is 37,000 sq.ft.

This contribution goes a long way in conservation of the Gorilla, endangered Greater Ape and also in the creation of awareness about its conservation. This gives an opportunity to people of our country, especially those who can’t afford to visit other developed countries or Gorilla range countries to see Gorilla. As of now, in the entire country only Mysuru Zoo has Gorillas in its collection.

Mysuru Zoo and Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) are thankful to Sudha Murty and Infosys Foundation for the endeavour. 

Shrutee Khurana, Director, Infosys Foundation, Bengaluru, inaugurated the Gorilla Family Housing Facility by dedicating the viewing of recently imported male Western Lowland Gorilla named “Quembo” (see pic) from Frankfurt Zoo, Germany, to the Mysuru Zoo visitors.

Member-Secretary of ZAK A.K. Singh, Executive Director of Mysuru Zoo D. Mahesh Kumar, Deputy Director A.J. Roshni, officials and staff of Mysuru Zoo were present.


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