Mohali: Chhatbir Zoo launches more attractions for visitors

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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.

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