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Bannerghatta Biological Park Unfazed by Bengaluru’s Water Crisis

Two Asiatic lions fall ill at Etawah Safari Park
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The Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP), situated on the outskirts of Bengaluru, remains unaffected by the city’s water crisis, thanks to its proactive measures to address the issue.

With around 99 species and over 2,300 animals under its care, the BBP assures that the ongoing water scarcity, stemming from inadequate rainfall and declining groundwater levels, will not impact its operations.

A.V. Surya Sen, Deputy Conservator of Forests and Executive Director of BBP, reassures the public, stating, “Historically, the Bannerghatta region faces water shortages during the summer months. However, we have implemented strategies utilizing borewells and surface water bodies within the park to mitigate this challenge.”

The BBP boasts eight lakes, from which water is supplied to various areas within the park via tankers during the dry season. Sen confirms, “To date, we have not procured water from external sources. We are confident in managing with our existing water resources, without foreseeing any significant challenges.”

He further highlights the park’s resilience despite the deficit rainfall in 2023, emphasizing the sufficiency of water in their lakes and the yield from borewells.

In the face of Bengaluru’s water crisis, the BBP stands as a beacon of effective water management, ensuring the well-being of its diverse wildlife and maintaining its commitment to conservation efforts.

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