Bhubaneswar :17/10/17; A refurbished enclosure was thrown open today for comfortable sojourn of hyenas in Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological park.
The old enclosure was in dilapidated condition and was posing hurdle to accommodate seven hyenas. The park is presently home to four male and three hyenas.
Minister of forest and environment today inaugurated the enclosure in the presence of MLA Priyadarsi Misra, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (wildlife) Sandip Tripathy and Director NZP S. K. Acharya.
For better management of the species, the enclosure was completed renovated and completed within a span of one year at an estimated Rs 35 lakh cost.
The enclosure is stretched across 1810.00 square metre, spacious enough for comfortably stay of seven hyenas. The enclosure has six numbers of feeding chambers, keepers’ corridor, four numbers of back kraals, two numbers of display area with moats. The construction is the enclosure is strictly in conformity with central zoo authority guidelines, said officials.