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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…

Roll back Zoo entry fee hike: Hoteliers Association
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Roll back Zoo entry fee hike: Hoteliers Association

Mysuru:  The Mysuru Hotel Owners Association has strongly condemned the Mysuru Zoo entry fee hike. Addressing a press meet at Patrakarthara Bhavan here this morning, the Association President C. Narayana Gowda said that the huge hike in entry fee, on weekends and public holidays, has been a burden on the visitors and tourists. Also, there…

Ajit Kulkarni is Mysuru Zoo Executive Director
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Ajit Kulkarni is Mysuru Zoo Executive Director

Mysuru:  Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer Ajit M. Kulkarni took over as the new Executive Director of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo) from In-Charge Director Siddaramappa Chalakapure last evening. The post was lying vacant since June 11 after the transfer of C. Ravishankar, who was shifted to Chikkaballapura and Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF)…

Animal adoption continues at Zoo
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Animal adoption continues at Zoo

Mysuru: Following persons have adopted the animals of Mysuru Zoo under ‘Adoption of Animals’ scheme by paying the adoption fee: Shreyas G. Nataraja, Bengaluru – King Cobra and Indian Soft Shell Turtle – Rs.5,500; B.R. Gangadhar, Bengaluru  – Peacock (2), Indian Cobra (2) and Australian Rainbow Lorikeet (2) – Rs.15,000; Ananda Mattur, Bengaluru – Red-Billed…

Handover Aquarium to Mysuru Zoo: Minister S.R. Mahesh tells MCC
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Handover Aquarium to Mysuru Zoo: Minister S.R. Mahesh tells MCC

Mysuru: The Aquarium near the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popular as Mysuru Zoo, half-built by the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will be handed over to the Zoo for refurbishing and maintenance. The aquarium structure, built at a cost of Rs. 3 crore, is lying in a state of neglect now and has become a place…

Talk on Lion-Tailed Macaque held at Mysuru Zoo
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Talk on Lion-Tailed Macaque held at Mysuru Zoo

Mysuru: Mysuru Zoo had organised a talk on the subject “Ecology and conservation of Lion-Tailed Macaques (Macaca silenus)” by Dr. Ajith Kumar, Director, Post-Graduate Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Benguluru, at its premises recently. This was the eighteenth ‘Conservation Speak’ programme. He spoke at length on the captive management,…

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