Members of Elephant Appraisal Committee visited the Nehru Zoological Park here on Wednesday. The committee was constituted by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to inspect the status of elephants housed in various zoos in the country.

The team comprising Prof. K.K. Sharma from Guwahati and Suparna Ganguli, who heads an animal welfare organisation in Karnataka, visited the elephant enclosure spread over 7.20 acres with adjoining open area of 3 acres, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday. The team saw the elephants roaming in the vast enclosure and taking mud bath and expressed satisfaction over the huge enclosures with a backdrop of Mir Alam Tank, the zoo press release said. They suggested measures such as planting of shade trees and bamboo groves in different locations.