The Nehru Zoological Park in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad has approved a 20-year master plan that turns focus on conservation from animal exhibition.
That plan includes scrapping bear and bison safaris and expanding the lion and tiger safaris, besides moving big cat enclosures to the zoo’s centre.
“It also recommends removal of monkey enclosures and proposes an ape enclosure.
“Notable inclusion in the plan is a Mouse Deer Breeding Centre, adjacent to the existing Vulture Breeding Centre. The Mouse Deer programme is being implemented by Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) Lacones and the zoo, and has thus far been successful.
Officials expect the numbers to increase after a formal breeding centre is introduced. Additionally, a carnivore breeding centre and a carnivore rescue centre are also proposed.”