Work on butterfly park, insectarium, tortoise tunnel to be completed soon
As part of initiative towards improving amenities and visitors facilities at the Nehru Zoological Park, authorities have taken up different projects including a children's park and dust-free pavers. A Butterfly Park, Insectarium and a Tortoise Tunnel too getting finishing touches.
Work on children's park close to the fish aquarium is in advanced stage of completion and some more play items for the young visitors are in the process of being acquired. Apart from appropriate fencing, the space being earmarked for the park is being provided with tiled floor where required and four ‘rachchabanda', circular seating area below trees, are being created.
To ensure dust free pathways inside the zoo premises, most walkways are being equipped with granite and designer pavers, Zoo Director P. Mallikarjuna Rao said. Similar pavers are getting installed at the ticket issue counters at the main entrance.
The popular Butterfly Park here has been given a facelift and the authorities are in the process of creating a small yet interesting display of insects. “The Insectarium with a small collection will be ready in another 10 days time,” Mr. Rao informed.
Another interesting feature that is sure to catch the attention of the visitors is a Turtle Tunnel. While these facilities for visitors are taking shape, the zoo hospital too got a new look with adequate equipment. “Our budgetary resources are not really high and we are trying to go in for aesthetic, cost-effective and eco-friendly initiatives to improve things at the zoo,” an official said.
Meanwhile, the zoo has recently been gifted with a pair of black swan by a retired police officer. For the swans which are native to Australia, the donor has spent around Rs.1.25 lakh, officials said.