The Coimbatore Corporation has renewed its efforts to have the Corporation Zoo shifted to the prison grounds. According to Corporation Commissioner G. Latha the civic body was eagerly awaiting the visit of the Central Zoo Authority, scheduled to visit the Zoo by the end of this month.
At present the Zoo functioned with a temporary license issued by the Authority for mini zoos.
During the Authority’s visit, the Corporation would also request them to visit the prison grounds so as to obtain its permission for shifting the Zoo there. For, the Corporation had planned to shift the Zoo to the prison grounds and had also obtained the Corporation Council’s approval for the same. Once the Authority granted permission, the Corporation would seek necessary approval from the State Government, which at present was seized of the matter. It was only a matter of time before the approval came through, Ms. Latha said and added that the issue was whether the definition ‘park’ in the land use classification would also cover zoo.