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Alipore zoo reopens with strict Covid restrictions

Masks made mandatory; sanitiser tunnels installed at entry point

My Kolkata Web Desk | Published 15.09.21, 02:09 PM
Alipore Zoological Garden

Alipore Zoological Garden

My Kolkata

The Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata has reopened its premises for public viewing on Wednesday after almost a 5-month-long break. 

The Alipore zoo in Kolkata had closed its doors for visitors in May because of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The 12 state-run zoos, in Bengal including the Alipore zoo, were shut in March 2020 to tackle the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

When the pandemic situation improved last year in October, the zoological gardens were reopened for the public. 

However, in May 2021, the zoos were closed again due to the raging second wave of the pandemic.

In a social media post on Wednesday, the Alipore zoo authorities announced the reopening of the zoo.

The authorities have made masks mandatory to enter the zoo. Every visitor also has to go through a sanitiser tunnel before entering the zoo. 

Zoo officials will be at every entry point equipped with thermal guns to check the temperature of the visitors. 

The zoo will remain open from 9am to 5pm. Entry passes will be available till 4.30pm. 

Last updated on 15.09.21, 02:37 PM

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