Mysuru: Among the best zoos in the country, Chamarajendra Zoo Of Mysuru has been ranked third in the zoo management category and second in expansion, said Zoo Executive Director Ajit Kulkarni.
In the category of best zoos in the country given by the Central Zoo Authority, Mysore Zoo has been ranked third for best management followed by Darjeeling Zoo and Chennai Zoo. In addition to this, he advised to maintain the composition and processing unit on a scientific basis. Further, he said that we are working in this direction.
He said, “Mysuru Zoo has 149 species of animals and birds, in which there are more than 1450 animals and birds. The zoo has an area of 157 acres which includes a fountain lake. Apart from that, Chamarajendra Zoo has an area of 80 acres and the largest zoo is Chennai in country and Mysuru is in second place in area l,” he added.
Adding to this, he informed that there is a 50-acre wildlife protection and rehabilitation centre at Koorgalli, Mysuru’s outskirts, where animals are being kept as a conservation and treatment centre.