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

October 23, 2018

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’

October 4, 2018

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

September 21, 2018

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

September 21, 2018

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

September 11, 2018

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

August 8, 2018

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

July 25, 2018

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

July 10, 2018

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

July 5, 2018

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

July 2, 2018

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…

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