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Jaguar-cobra fight to death at Mysuru Zoo
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Jaguar-cobra fight to death at Mysuru Zoo

Mysuru:  In a rare incident, a cobra that strayed into the Mysuru Zoo was bitten by a jaguar yesterday afternoon and the cobra in turn bit the jaguar. Later, the reptile died due to bite injuries and the feline died due to snake venom. The jaguar was one among the two jaguars sheltered in the…

New walkway links Zoo with Karanji Lake
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New walkway links Zoo with Karanji Lake

Mysuru:  For most tourists visiting Mysuru, the Mysore Palace, Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, Chamundi Hill, Dasara Exhibition, the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens popular as Mysuru Zoo and Brindavan Gardens are the top attractions. Adding to this list now is the new connecting path or a pedestrian walkway that links the Zoo to the picturesque Karanji Lake Nature…

Global tenders soon to develop City Zoo Aquarium
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Global tenders soon to develop City Zoo Aquarium

Mysuru:  The Zoo Authority of Karnataka has completed the work of cleaning the desolate aquarium half built by the MCC and now is in the process of scouting for designers who can build a world-class aquarium that will attract lakhs of tourists. The aquarium is near Mysuru Zoo and the MCC had built its basic…

1.53 lakh people visited Mysuru Zoo during Navaratri festivities
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1.53 lakh people visited Mysuru Zoo during Navaratri festivities

Mysuru: In what could be a record for century-old Mysuru Zoo, as many as 1.53 lakh footfall, mostly tourists, registered during the ten-day Dasara festivities that was held from Oct.10 to 19 in city. This was one of the biggest turn out the Zoo had witnessed during Dasara festivities in recent years, according to the…

‘Leopard population declining towards point of extinction’
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‘Leopard population declining towards point of extinction’

Mysuru:  “The leopard population is phenomenally declining towards the point of extinction,” opined wildlife expert Sanjay Gubbi. He was delivering a lecture on ‘Leopards Ecology and Leopard-Human Conflict’ organised by Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo) as part of its 20th Conservation Speak at the Zoo Amphitheatre here on Tuesday. Sanjay Gubbi pointed out that…

Mysuru Zoo to celebrate World Rhino Day tomorrow
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Mysuru Zoo to celebrate World Rhino Day tomorrow

Mysuru:  World Rhino Day is celebrated to create awareness regarding the well-being of Rhinoceros. In recent years, Rhinos have been threatened by poaching, urbanisation and pollution, which have left Rhino species on the brink of extinction. At the start of the 20th century, 5,00,000 Rhinos roamed the wild, by 1970 the worldwide population fell to…

Entries invited for Zoo Wildlife Week Photography contest
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Entries invited for Zoo Wildlife Week Photography contest

Mysuru:  Mysuru Zoo is organising Wildlife Week Photography competition and exhibition as part of Wildlife Week celebrations from Oct.1  to Oct. 7. The competition and exhibition consists of two categories — Wildlife Category and Zoo Category. Only two unmounted photographs measuring 12” x 18” will be accepted in each section. Entry fee for each section…

Wildlife Week Photography contest and expo at Zoo
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Wildlife Week Photography contest and expo at Zoo

Mysuru:  Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is organising Wildlife Week Photography competition and Exhibition as  part of Wildlife Week celebrations from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7. The competition and exhibition consists of two categories — Wildlife Category and  Zoo Category. Only 1 unmounted photograph measuring size of 12” x 18” will be accepted in each section….

Zoo animals adopted
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Zoo animals adopted

Mysuru: The following persons have adopted the animals of Mysuru Zoo under “Adoption of Animals” scheme by paying the Adoption Fee. Kanika Rana, Bengaluru – Giraffe Calf, Hippopotamus Calf and Sarus Crane (Rs.95,000); Chandu Narsappa Bangera, Mumbai – Common Barn Owl & Hornbill (Rs.8,500); Dr. M.S.Thakor, Mysuru – King Cobra (Rs.3,500); Commerce Forum, Mallamma Marimallappa…

Zoo staff trained in handling Basic Life Support
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Zoo staff trained in handling Basic Life Support

Mysuru: As a social initiative, Cauvery Heart and Multi-Speciality Hospital, Siddarthanagar, had organised a Basic Life Support (BLS ) training and workshop for Mysuru Zoo staff at their premises yesterday (Tuesday being a weekly holiday for Zoo) with the support of Zoo Administration headed by the Executive Director Ajith Kulkarni. The workshop was inaugurated by…

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