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Zoo chimp injured in fight
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Zoo chimp injured in fight

 Mysuru:  A 58-year-old female chimp Ganga was injured when a male chimp attacked her about a week ago. The incident took place when animal keepers were shifting 24-year-old chimp Nesan to another enclosure. It is learnt that when Nesan was being shifted, he began to scream which attracted the attention of Ganga, who came to…

Zoo dismisses woman employee for repeat entry tickets
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Zoo dismisses woman employee for repeat entry tickets

Mysuru: A daily-wager woman employee at Mysuru Zoo has been dismissed from service after it was found that she had been involved in selling the same tickets sold earlier, which amounted to repeat entry. The racket came to light on Mar.8, when the counter staff found that 40 tickets worth Rs.50 each amounting to Rs.2,000…

Crocodile bites Zoo-keeper
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Crocodile bites Zoo-keeper

Mysuru: A Zoo-keeper was bitten by a crocodile at the world famous Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popular as Mysuru Zoo, here last evening. Ironically, the Zoo is known for its safety standards where sufficient distance is maintained between animals and human beings. The incident has sent shock waves among the Zoo employees who are now…

Zoo Executive Director Ravishankar, DCF Yedukondalu transferred
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Zoo Executive Director Ravishankar, DCF Yedukondalu transferred

Govt. yet to name new Zoo Director Mysuru: In a major surgery to the Forest Department ahead of polls, the State Government on Wednesday transferred eight Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers, including Mysuru Zoo Executive Director C. Ravishankar. Following his transfer, Ravishankar, who had taken charge as Zoo Executive Director only eight months ago, has…

Animal Exchange
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Animal Exchange

Mysuru:  The transportation of a two-year-old tiger cub Dhanush, from Mysuru Zoo to Assam by train in an animal exchange programme has caused heartburn among a few animal activists. The journey of more than 3,100 km to Assam which will take two days and 11 hours will take a toll on the young cub, feel…

Exchange of Elephants from Mysuru Zoo for Rhinos from Singapore Zoo
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Exchange of Elephants from Mysuru Zoo for Rhinos from Singapore Zoo

NGO files objections against the exchange citing cruelty Mysuru:  The Mysuru Zoo’s proposal to exchange elephants for white Rhinos from the Singapore Zoo under Animal Exchange Programme has drawn strong criticism from an NGO which has filed objections against it on cruelty grounds. The Bengaluru-based Elsa Foundation, an animal and environment charity, is also co-ordinating…

Leopard-man conflict: Experts brainstorm on solutions
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Leopard-man conflict: Experts brainstorm on solutions

Mysuru: There are 45 to 50 leopards in the taluk and 150 to 170 in the district, said Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) Chairperson Mallige Veeresh here yesterday. Speaking after inaugurating a session on ‘Leopard-Man Conflict, Control, Management, organised by the Forest Department and ZAK at Mysuru Zoo premises here yesterday, she said that a…

Excels in essay competition
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Excels in essay competition

Mysuru: Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo) had conducted a District-level Inter-Collegiate Kannada and English Essay Contests under the conservation education programme recently. Lavanya Ravi and Arindaam Mandal, 2nd PU students of Jnanodaya PU College, Saraswathipuram, have bagged 3rd prize in Kannada essay competition and consolation prize in English essay competition.

Four elephants from Bandipur arrive at Mysuru Zoo
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Four elephants from Bandipur arrive at Mysuru Zoo

Mysuru: The Mysuru Zoo, which boasts of housing exotic animals and birds, received four elephant calves from Bandipur Reserve Forest on Thursday to be exchanged for a pair of African Rhinos from Singapore Zoo under Animal Exchange Programme. Mysuru Zoo Executive Director C. Ravishankar, speaking to Star of Mysore said that the Zoo received four…

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