Zoo orangutans to get another enclosure

Zoo orangutans to get another enclosure

February 26, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: The foundation stone was laid yesterday to build enclosures for orangutans at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, famous as Mysuru Zoo. The enclosures will cost Rs. 1 crore and Bank Note Paper Mill India, Mysuru (BNPM) has come forward to bear the costs.

 In a press release, Zoo Executive Director Ajit Kulkarni stated that BNPM came forward to donate Rs. 99.20 lakh under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The enclosures will be built to encourage the captive breeding of the primates and also to introduce a new bloodline.

 The Zoo had received two pairs of orangutans from Singapore and Malaysia last year under the International Animal Exchange Programme. While 17-year-old male Merlin and 13-year-old female Atina arrived from Singapore Zoo, five-year-old male Afa and 7-year-old female Minnie were brought from Malaysia Zoo. In exchange, the Mysuru Zoo gave two pairs of giraffes.

 At present, all four primates have been housed in one enclosure which was again built with funds donated by the BNPM last year. BNPM had contributed a sum of Rs. 70 lakh under its CSR initiative for this..

 Zoo Authority of Karnataka Chairman Mahadevaswamy, BNPM Managing Director K.G. Vishwanathan, General Manager K. Dharani Kumar, Managing Director Ananta Hegde, General Manager (HR & Admin) Abhaya Kumar Mahapatro, Company Secretary Lakshmisha Babu, Dy. Manager-Civil S.A. Raghavendra, Zoo Authority of Karnataka member Gokul Govardhan and Jyothi Rechanna and others took part in the function.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Zoo orangutans to get another enclosure”

  1. Gajendra says:

    Where are orangutans. We find only officials & politicians replacing orangutans in the picture.
    At least for courtesy sake should have posted the beautiful picture of the apes.😚

  2. Mann Ki Baat, Bisi Bele Baat! says:

    These corrupt officials are the Orangutansi These official corrupt apes should be kept behind the cages for the visitors to see and throw bananas at them, when they sit in their underwear in their cages!


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