Bird enclosures reopen at Mohali’s Chhatbir Zoo

Strict biosecurity measures are being adopted to guard the birds, employees and public from the illness

Stroll-in aviary and different chicken enclosures in Chhatbir zoo, which had been closed after chicken flu outbreak in some elements of the area, shall be reopened for public from Sunday.

Strict biosecurity measures are being adopted to guard the birds, employees and public from the illness.

The zoo administration has made the choice on the premise of the surveillance report, opinion of the animal husbandry division, and the report of a state-level committee.

Through the closure, restore and upkeep works had been accomplished to make them extra enticing and secure for guests.

Chhatbir zoo officers had on January 5 closed the walk-in aviary amid chicken flu fears after Himachal Pradesh grew to become the fourth state to substantiate an outbreak with 1,800 migratory birds, most of them bar-headed geese, being discovered lifeless within the Pong Dam Lake sanctuary and hundreds of birds perishing within the poultry hub of Barwala in Haryana.

The closure had come barely after a month when the zoo was reopened for public on December 10. It has been hit financially too, struggling losses of 5 crore because it earned revenues of an estimated 8 lakh a day earlier than the lockdown.

Authorities say it should take at the very least six months to get better from the lockdown losses .

Chhatbir zoo, one of many largest in India, is unfold over 505 acres of forest space in Mohali and is residence to round 1,500 animal and avian species, together with 5 grownup tigers and three new child cubs.

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