Punjab Forestry Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak on Thursday inaugurated various new visitor attractions and animal facilities at Chhatbir Zoo.
Among the new attractions for the public, a nature interpretation center presents the history of the zoo and the role played by zoos in the conservation of wild animals.
The center also offers interactive exhibits regarding the state bird, state animal, state tree and state water animal of Punjab. Information regarding the wetlands of Punjab and the timeline of the reintroduction of the gharial to the Beas River is also displayed.
An open-air Zoo Education Plaza, with a capacity of more than 100 seats, was also inaugurated. The site will be used for routine outreach and education programs on forests, wildlife and environmental conservation for visitors and school children.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), RK Mishra, said earlier that the minister had inaugurated the revamped animal kitchen where their daily food will be prepared while following science-based safety, biosecurity and cleanliness protocols.
A carnivore intensive care unit at the Lion Safari, fitted out to international standards with temperature and humidity control, was also inaugurated.
Dera Bassi MLA Kuljit Singh Randhawa was also present on the occasion.
PUNSUP food inspector sacked for embezzling 20,294 bags of wheat
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Panchkula records 45 deaths from lumpy skin disease in 22 days
As many as 45 cows have died from Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Panchkula in the past 22 days. The first death was reported on August 10 and another 13 cows died of the disease over the next 10 days. Deaths have increased over the past six days, which have seen 32 fatalities. With the exception of four cases where buffaloes acquired the infection, the disease is dominant in cows.
Bishnoi gang member arrested with weapons in Chandigarh
The Chandigarh Police District Crime Cell on Thursday arrested a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang near the Raipur Kalan village bus stand. Aman was identified as Aman Kumar, 22, from Khezargarh village in Zirakpur. Police recovered a homemade pistol and two live cartridges in his possession during his arrest. After questioning him, another homemade pistol was found. A weapons law case has been filed at the Mauli Jagran Police Station.
University of Punjab: Seat Allocation List of Bachelor of Science Courses Released
Panjab University on Thursday released the departmental list of allocated places in BPharmacy and BSc (Honours) courses for the second board. The seat allocation list for the first council was released on August 17. Now, applicants are required to report to the respective departments on August 26 and 29 along with the filing fee. In BSc Physics, the threshold for applicants in the General category is 96.60. The cutoff in BSc Chemistry for applicants in the General category is 94.80.
Chandigarh: Amid challenges of declining years, seniors hope for a safer society
Even as World Day of Older Persons was observed on August 21, older people in Chandigarh feel that society at large and their families need to reassure them as cases of crimes against the elderly continue to rise. increase. The president of the Second Innings Association, RK Garg, said cyber literacy for older people was important and authorities can also help by hosting discussions for older people about online safety.