Covid -19 Isolation Centre Built in Jim Corbett National Park; wildlife and zoo alert in India
“Vigilance at Dehradun’s zoo has also been increased following confirmation of Corona virus positive in tigress in the United States. At the same time, two isolation wards have been made in Jim Corbett National Park.”
News Update, Dehradun: vigilance in Dehradun zoo has also been increased after confirmation of corona positive case in tigress in the US. Now food and water of animals are also being sanitized here along with the zoo campus area. At the same time, two isolation wards have been made in Bijrani and Kalagarh of Jim Corbett National Park. The administration has also built five quarantine centers on Monday itself.
Zoo Authority of India has issued an alert to zoos across the country. In this sequence, vigilance has also been increased in Dehradun zoo. Sanitization is being done at many levels here. Zoo director PK Patro told that food and water are being sanitized before serving to animals. Besides, employees have also been instructed to take special care of cleanliness.
Three tier sanitization system have been set up
The staffs arriving at zoo are first sanitized at the entry gate then after moving closer to animals. Apart from this, entry is being given only after sanitizing the food vehicle of the animals. After this, the meat and green fodder are separately sanitized. At the same time, before feeding the wild animals, it is washed and dried with potassium permanganate.
Rescued wildlife will not be kept in Zoo
A day after a tiger at a New York City zoo tested positive for the coronavirus, wildlife authorities across India have been asked to remain on high alert, check for any symptom among animals, and reduce human interaction with them. Zoo Forest Officer MM Banjawan said that the injured animals rescued throughout the city were brought to zoo for treatment. But given the crisis of corona infection in animals, the management has decided that no reused animals will be brought to the zoo during lockdown.
Isolation Center built in Jim Corbett National Park
The Union government has asked the Chief Wildlife Wardens (CWWs) of all states to be on high alert, after a four-year-old Malayan tiger at Bronx zoo in New York, United States was found to have the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on April 5, 2020. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, two isolation wards have been made in Bijrani and Kalagarh in Jim Corbett National Park. The administration has also built five quarantine centers on Monday itself.