Foot dip, hand wash required for visitors
Despite the lack of evidence about cross-infection with the corona virus between animals and humans, Bannerghatta Biological Park authorities are taking no chances. BBP is a popular tourist and safari destination in Bengaluru.
BBP staff with the support of Zoo Club members have started an awareness programme among visitors and have placed hand sanitizers at different locations inside the park.
“There are many incidents where a virus has caused fatalities among the animals at BBP. Also, many people work here and we have tourists from all over the world. Visitors will have to take a foot dip and use hand sanitizers. This will help prevent spread of the corona virus among visitors,” said a BBP official.
BBP houses around 1,941 animals belonging to 94 species, among them mammals, reptiles and birds, both exotic and of Indian origin.
Of women & baby jumbo
· To mark International Women’s Day, an internal complaints committee was set up at BBP for redressal of harassment complaints by women staff.
· Also , a female elephant calf was adopted for a year by animal lover Snehalata.