Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden recently welcomed two zebras and a giraffe, a delightful addition after 30 years. These animals were introduced by Chandra Mohan Patowary, the Environment and Forest Department Minister, with the hope of enhancing biodiversity and attracting more visitors to the zoo.
The two zebras, a male and a female aged one and three respectively, were transferred from the Mysore Zoo in Karnataka. The forest minister has charmingly named them Joy and Joya. Additionally, a five-year-old female giraffe has been brought in from the Patna Zoo in Bihar. This giraffe is set to accompany the male giraffe already present in the zoo.
The minister expressed hope that the zoo authorities would provide excellent care for these newcomers and aid in increasing their population in the facility. Named Bijoy and Bijaya, the zebras are expected to become a major attraction for the zoo’s visitors.
The introduction of the zebras and the giraffe is part of an ongoing effort to enhance the zoo’s infrastructure. According to Patowary, project reports are underway for the comprehensive reconstruction of the zoo. The focus is not only on improving the facilities for the animals but also on increasing the amenities for the visitors.