41 exotic animals died in Modi’s pet project Kevadiya zoo in 2 yrs


With out mentioning the deaths of three of giraffes, zebras and impalas every amongst unique animals translocated from overseas, the Gujarat authorities on Saturday admitted that 41 unique animals died at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet venture, the Statue of Unity (SOU) zoological Park at Kevadiya.

The data was disclosed throughout the ongoing Finances Session of the state meeting.

The tribal area of Garbada legislator from Congress, Chandrikaben Bariya in a written query, had requested the federal government as to what number of animals and birds introduced in from overseas and from different states for the Jungle Safari arrange at Kevadiya — what was the expenditure incurred and what number of have died within the the previous two years.

Replying to the query, Ganpatsinh Vasava, the forest Minister knowledgeable {that a} whole of 170 animals have been introduced for the Jungle Safari at Kevadiya, out of which 22 animals have been from international nations, whereas 148 the place introduced from different states. The 22 species from overseas included a Giraffe, three Zebras, three Wildebeest, two Oryx, 5 Alpacas, 4 Lamas and 4 Wallabies.Equally, two Scarlet Macaws, 5 Orange winged Amazon, Blue gold Macaws, Inexperienced Winged Macaws and different species have been introduced from different states.

The state spent Rs 5.39 crore on these animals throughout the two year-period.

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