Wi-Fi and new enclosures for Patna zoo
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday inaugurated Wi-Fi facility and new enclosures for various species of animals at Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, popularly known as Patna zoo, in the state capital.
The Wi-Fi facility would facilitate the visitors to access free high-speed internet service, an official release said.
The chief minister inaugurated a gharial enclosure, a rhino enclosure, a rhino conservation and breeding centre and a hyena enclosure, it said.
Nitish and deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi also planted a sapling near the rhino conservation and breeding centre.
The gharial enclosure has been built at a cost of Rs 96.62 lakh with the help of Central Zoo Authority, the release said adding that 12 gharials — three males and nine females — have been kept at the enclosure where a visitor gallery is also being built.
Similarly, a modern enclosure for double-horn rhinos, to be brought from Vietnam, has been constructed for Rs 100.7 lakh, it said.
The rhino conservation and breeding centre is a first of its kind centre in the country, which has been constructed for Rs 538.74 lakh with the support of Central Zoo Authority.
A total of 25 rhinos can be kept at the enclosure, spread at 3.5 acres of land. Currently, two rhinos — a male and a female — have been kept at the breeding centre.