Vijay Ranjan Singh, who was in-charge executive director of Sri Jayachamarajendra Zoo (Mysore Zoo), on Monday handed over charge to Yathish Kumar, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Mysore, who will hold additional charge of the zoo.

Mr. Singh served as executive director for two years. Six months ago he was posted to the Nagarahole National Park as the Deputy Conservator of Forests. But he was not relieved from Mysore Zoo immediately and was asked to hold additional charge of the zoo till another officer was appointed to the post.

In the meantime, the executive director's post was upgraded to the rank of Conservator of Forests (CF). According to sources, the Government posted Mahesh Shirur, Conservator of Forests, Shimoga, to the post but he did not take charge.

Now, Mr. Yathish Kumar has been asked to take charge till another officer is appointed to the post.

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