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Delhi zoo plans to get female ostrich from Southern India

  • Delhi Zoo Director Sonali Ghosh said, "Interestingly, the ostrich we have got from Chandigarh zoo belongs to the same clutch of eggs we have here. There were not enough female ostrich. Now we have to find female ostrich for them. Covid-19 has slowed down the entire process, but we will do it."
After getting a male ostrich from Chandigarh zoo on Wednesday, Delhi zoo is planning to get a female ostrich from the Southern part of India.(Unsplash)
After getting a male ostrich from Chandigarh zoo on Wednesday, Delhi zoo is planning to get a female ostrich from the Southern part of India.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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Delhi zoo gets 465 new ‘high-end’ CCTV cameras to monitor animal’s welfare

So far the zoo had a few surveillance cameras installed only at critical points that did not cover the entire premises
A peacock walks past a white tiger at the Delhi zoo. (PTI)
A peacock walks past a white tiger at the Delhi zoo. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 03:53 AM IST
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Winged guests make an early entrance at Delhi zoo

  • Almost 140 painted storks have already arrived, zoo officials said, adding that the water bodies in the zoo are full of the winged creatures with long, yellow beaks. “By the end of August, the numbers may reach more than 500,” said Pandey.
Almost 140 painted storks have already arrived in the zoo. Officials expect the numbers to reach more than 500 by the end of the month. (Photo shared by Delhi zoo)
Almost 140 painted storks have already arrived in the zoo. Officials expect the numbers to reach more than 500 by the end of the month. (Photo shared by Delhi zoo)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 04:50 AM IST
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By Vatsala Shrangi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Over 2,500 turn up as Delhi zoo opens after three months

The National Zoological Park has reopened in two shifts, and the administration will initially allow around 3,000 visitors a day, split evenly between each shift.
The Delhi zoo reopened on April 1 this year, after being shut for nearly a year since the pandemic broke out in the national capital in March last year, but was closed two weeks later. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi zoo reopened on April 1 this year, after being shut for nearly a year since the pandemic broke out in the national capital in March last year, but was closed two weeks later. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 05:38 AM IST
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Delhi zoo set to reopen today in two shifts, ticket booking goes online

Preparations were underway on Saturday afternoon with the premises being sanitised and additional security being deployed to manage the Sunday crowd.
New Delhi, India - July 31, 2021: A worker chemically disinfects the premises at the National Zoological Park ahead of its reopening tomorrow, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - July 31, 2021: A worker chemically disinfects the premises at the National Zoological Park ahead of its reopening tomorrow, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 01, 2021 03:12 AM IST
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Delhi zoo to reopen for visitors from August 1

Zoo officials said the two shifts will be from 8am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm.
During the brief period it was opened in April, the zoo had allowed only 2,000 visitors -- 1,000 in each shift -- in the premises.(ANI)
During the brief period it was opened in April, the zoo had allowed only 2,000 visitors -- 1,000 in each shift -- in the premises.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 27, 2021 12:54 AM IST
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NCRTC ropes in experts to study impact of underground rail corridor on Delhi zoo

The NCRTC has asked experts from the Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI) to do an assessment to gauge the impact of the vibration caused by the trains running underground as well as the construction work.
An expert said animals are far more sensitive to vibrations than humans, and if an alternate alignment of the corridor is possible, then it should be considered.(PTI)
An expert said animals are far more sensitive to vibrations than humans, and if an alternate alignment of the corridor is possible, then it should be considered.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2021 08:38 AM IST
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By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi

Delhi zoo to open with Covid-19 precautions

"We opened the website ticket sale at 8am on Wednesday. Around 5pm, there were over 50 bookings," Delhi zoo director Ramesh Kumar Pandey said.
The Delhi zoo was shut for visitors on March 18 last year, a week before the nationwide lockdown that lasted 68 days was imposed.(PTI)
The Delhi zoo was shut for visitors on March 18 last year, a week before the nationwide lockdown that lasted 68 days was imposed.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 07:38 AM IST
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By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi

Delhi zoo reports first bird flu death, doubles down on safety measures

Environment ministry officials confirmed that with the positive case at Delhi zoo, safety protocol at the premises had been intensified. The only solace this time, as compared to the last avian flu breakout at the zoo in 2016, is that this time the zoo is already closed for the general public.
In a statement issued, the ministry also said that the zoo authorities have been directed to use disinfectant spray of lime juice.(HT/File Photo)
In a statement issued, the ministry also said that the zoo authorities have been directed to use disinfectant spray of lime juice.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 12:11 AM IST
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White tigress, cub die due to birth complications at Delhi zoo

One of her cubs also could not survive. The remaining one is being hand reared in the veterinary hospital by a dedicated team and best possible care is being extended.
Before white tigress Nirbhaya’s death, the Delhi zoo had three pairs of white tigers.(Shankar Mourya/HT representative image)
Before white tigress Nirbhaya’s death, the Delhi zoo had three pairs of white tigers.(Shankar Mourya/HT representative image)
Published on Dec 14, 2020 03:01 PM IST
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Bengal tiger Bittu breathes his last at Delhi zoo; new tigress arrives from Kanpur

Zoo officials said Bittu was not keeping well for the past few months and died at 9.25am Thursday. Delhi zoo director Ramesh Pandey said Bittu was brought from Van Vihar Zoo, Bhopal, in 2014 and had completed his average life span of 15 years.
B-2 (Bittu), a 15-year-old male Royal Bengal tiger, was suffering from acute chronic kidney disorder (CKD).(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
B-2 (Bittu), a 15-year-old male Royal Bengal tiger, was suffering from acute chronic kidney disorder (CKD).(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi

Elephants to birds: Delhi zoo provides special care, food for 200 old animals

These animals include tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards, elephants, Himalayan black bear, gaur and birds, Zoo Director Ramesh Pandey said. 
Efforts are made by Delhi zoo for better upkeep on these animals (representational image).(Unsplash)
Efforts are made by Delhi zoo for better upkeep on these animals (representational image).(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 07, 2020 09:04 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta

Delhi zoo generated ecosystem services worth Rs 422.76 crore in 2019-20: Study

The Central Zoo Authority commissioned the study to the Energy and Resources Institute to evaluate the services provided by the zoo
The study found that almost 77% of the contribution comes from the recreational and cultural services of the zoo.(File photo)
The study found that almost 77% of the contribution comes from the recreational and cultural services of the zoo.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Delhi Zoo to welcome rhino from Patna Zoo

The World Rhino Day is celebrated every year on September 22 to emphasise the importance of conservation of rhinoceros species.
The image shows a rhinoceros. (representational image)(ANI)
The image shows a rhinoceros. (representational image)(ANI)
Published on Sep 23, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Injured Greater Flamingo found in South Delhi treated and released in the wild

A resident flock of flamingos was identified at Najafgarh Jheel Wetlands by DBF members.
A 2.5 years old Greater Flamingo was spotted with critical wing injury in South Delhi two weeks ago(Twitter/@WildlifeSOS)
A 2.5 years old Greater Flamingo was spotted with critical wing injury in South Delhi two weeks ago(Twitter/@WildlifeSOS)
Published on May 20, 2020 10:43 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Covid lockdown helps relax zoo animals, make them feel ‘almost at home’

A report on the assessment based on the stress levels, diet, sleep, mating and defecation patterns of the animals will be submitted to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) after the lockdown is over.
Most animals have become less shy and stress-free since the zoo closed for general public on March 18, said officials.(HT Photo)
Most animals have become less shy and stress-free since the zoo closed for general public on March 18, said officials.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 09:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Panic buying to mitigation efforts: Covid-19 news from India

Here’s a list of top stories from Hindustan Times newspaper
People in a queue outside a medical store in Mumbai during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus on Wednesday.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
People in a queue outside a medical store in Mumbai during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus on Wednesday.(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 09:23 AM IST
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Ghazipur slaughterhouse shut, Delhi zoo scouts for other supplier

The corporation has also allowed the zoo authorities to slaughter animals within its own premises to feed the animals.
The zoo officials are now trying to making alternative arrangements for ensuring daily supply for the animals.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
The zoo officials are now trying to making alternative arrangements for ensuring daily supply for the animals.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 08:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak and Vatsala Shrangi

Amid falling footfalls, Delhi zoo shut down over coronavirus

So far eight states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttarakhand have shut down their zoos as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The Delhi Zoo will remain shut from March 19 to march 31 in the wake of coronavirus.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Delhi Zoo will remain shut from March 19 to march 31 in the wake of coronavirus.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 18, 2020 07:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi

Delhi Zoo plans birdwatching tours for students

The plan is part of the zoo’s 100-day programme to give itself a facelift. Others include making it a “no single-use plastic zone”, to refurbishing of animal enclosures, building cycle tracks and installing water ATMs, among others.
(Hindustan Times file)
(Hindustan Times file)
Published on Oct 22, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Man enters lion’s enclosure in Delhi zoo, rescued

A video that has gone viral showed the man sitting, squatting and then tumbling in front of the lion that stood calmly for nearly a minute before appearing to climb up on him.
(Photo: Screengrab)
(Photo: Screengrab)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 06:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny

Rita — a story of love, loss and loneliness

Just three months shy of her 60th birthday, Rita, the Oldest chimpanzee in India — and the only one in Delhi zoo — was put to rest on Tuesday.
“We have decided to come up with Rita’s statue on her birthday. It will be a tribute to her,” said RA Khan, curator, Delhi Zoo.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
“We have decided to come up with Rita’s statue on her birthday. It will be a tribute to her,” said RA Khan, curator, Delhi Zoo.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Soumya Pillai

Snatching data shows dip but street reality different

The maximum sentence under Section 379 is three years, that under Section 356 is two years and under Section 392 is 10 years.
Delhi Police have been registering several cases of snatching as simple theft(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Delhi Police have been registering several cases of snatching as simple theft(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama

Delhi zoo’s last Cape Buffalo dies after eating plastic

In his Independence Day speech this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to avoid using plastic bags and rid themselves of the habit of using single-use plastic by October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Found only in Africa, large herds of such buffaloes are encountered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Cape buffaloes are known to kill lions and humans and are often tagged as Black Deaths.(HT Photo)
Found only in Africa, large herds of such buffaloes are encountered in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Cape buffaloes are known to kill lions and humans and are often tagged as Black Deaths.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 06:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur

Wolf from Mysuru dies of snake bite at Delhi Zoo

Although rare, this is, however, not the first time an animal has died in the Delhi zoo because of snake bite. In September 2007, a Rhino died of a snake bite.
Zoo officials said that not only are such cases rare in the Delhi zoo, but this incident is a huge loss for the facility as the wolf was brought specifically for breeding.(HTphoto)
Zoo officials said that not only are such cases rare in the Delhi zoo, but this incident is a huge loss for the facility as the wolf was brought specifically for breeding.(HTphoto)
Updated on May 21, 2019 07:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur

Traffic restrictions in central Delhi on day 1 of 2019; avoid driving to these areas

Traffic officials said though all arrangements had been made to control traffic snarls in popular hangouts, people should refrain from making plans around CP, India Gate and Delhi Zoo.
Estimates show that on January 1, 2018, around 1.5 lakh people gathered around CP and India Gate alone in central Delhi. Another 50,000 people visited Delhi Zoo and Old Fort, causing congestion across Central and New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
Estimates show that on January 1, 2018, around 1.5 lakh people gathered around CP and India Gate alone in central Delhi. Another 50,000 people visited Delhi Zoo and Old Fort, causing congestion across Central and New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Chinkara dies after still birth in Delhi zoo, vet alleges he wasn’t allowed to help

The chief vet of Delhi zoo, Abhijit Bhawal, who lives in the staff quarters located on the premises, said he was not allowed to attend to the animal when it was in labour. He said he was denied entry into the zoo on a verbal order from the zoo director.
The Chinkara’s conservation status according to International Union for Conservation of Nature is ‘least concerned’ — two categories below vulnerable.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
The Chinkara’s conservation status according to International Union for Conservation of Nature is ‘least concerned’ — two categories below vulnerable.(HT Photo / Representative Image)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 01:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur

Wrong leopards, dead blackbucks in botched exchange between zoos

An exchange of animals between National Zoological Park in Delhi and Chhattisgarh’s Nandan Van zoo has gone horribly wrong, with the former alleging that two leopards it got from Naya Raipur are not those it had been promised.
The Raipur zoo’s response is that the leopards are the same, but they were just marked with the wrong microchips.(HT/Picture for representation)
The Raipur zoo’s response is that the leopards are the same, but they were just marked with the wrong microchips.(HT/Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 06:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur

Five blackbucks dead as infighting breaks out among herds at Delhi Zoo

Allegations have surfaced that the animals started fighting after they got scared and traumatised when the zoo authorities allowed renovation work inside the enclosure without shifting them.
The noise of hammers breaking the night shelter of the blackbucks, dumping of cement bags and the scattered debris traumatised the animals inside Delhi zoo (pictured), which reportedly then started to fight among themselves.(Joydeep Thakur)
The noise of hammers breaking the night shelter of the blackbucks, dumping of cement bags and the scattered debris traumatised the animals inside Delhi zoo (pictured), which reportedly then started to fight among themselves.(Joydeep Thakur)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur

Morning after losing oldest tigress, Delhi zoo wakes up to 2 new cubs

After a gestation period of more than 90 days, three-year-old Nirbhaya — a white tigress — gave birth to two cubs in Delhi zoo
Three-year-old Nirbhaya with her two cubs.(Screengrab)
Three-year-old Nirbhaya with her two cubs.(Screengrab)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 02:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
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