Authorities of the Biological Park (Itanagar Zoo) determined to shut the wildlife park till additional discover, following stories of animals getting contaminated with COVID-19 on the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai lately.
The COVID-19 outbreak was reported within the Asiatic lions on the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly often known as the Vandalur Zoo lately, whereas a 9-year-old lioness additionally died as a result of illness.
An order issued by the Itanagar deputy conservator of forests (wildlife and biodiversity) on Tuesday mentioned the most recent occasion of zoo animals getting contaminated by COVID-19 as soon as once more point out that there’s a excessive probability of the illness being transmitted among the many captive animals from COVID-infected human beings.
“In view of this, it’s as soon as once more reiterated that for stopping the doable transmission of COVID-19 from human beings to wild tigers and different animals, wildlife parks beneath the Authorities of Arunachal Pradesh can be closed for guests till additional discover,” the order learn.
Unfold over an space of round 250 hectares, the Itanagar Organic Park, popularly often known as the Itanagar Zoo is residence to wildlife species just like the Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal Tiger, Nice Indian Hornbill and several other uncommon birds.
It is usually the one zoo on the planet that has efficiently carried out the breeding of Hoolock Gibbons, a critically endangered species. The park is kind of well-known amongst the vacationers and locals and is without doubt one of the distinguished sights of the area.