Promila and her four-month-old cubs in Dhaka Zoo. All the tigers in the zoo are her offspring. The authorities are yet to name the male and female cubs in the frame. Photo: Anisur Rahman
New guests at Dhaka Zoo
bdnews24.com correspondentDhaka, Sep 9 (bdnews24.com) – Visitors during the Eid will be amused by 40 cubs of 15 species at the Dhaka Zoo which have born in the zoo over the last year.Information officer of the zoo Mansura Haseen told bdnews24.com that among the large animals are two hippopotamuses, one ‘Neel Gai’, one impala, one common eland, one gnu, one sambhar, one water bird and five spotted deer.”Two olive baboons and three monkeys had been born since last Eid,” he added.Haseen also said two royal Bengal tigers and seven peacocks, three pigeons, four herons and hawks were also born.
Large animal supervision section officer Asim Kumar Das told bdnews24.com: “New born animals are given extra care. Many of them are fed artificially. We have 165 animals of 24 species under this section.”
Small mammals and reptile supervision section officer Selim Hossain said, “The baby animals need extra care as they are naughty. We have 239 animals of 33 species in this section.”
Bird supervision section officer Sanjib Kumar Biswas said, “Baby peacocks need special care. There are 1217 birds of 61 species in the zoo.”
Iamail Hossain of carnivore supervision section said, “The male tiger is separated in the same cage after baby tigers are born. There are 47 carnivores of nine species in the zoo.”
Acting curator of the zoo A B M Sahidullah expects that at least 0.3 million visitors will visit the zoo on the Eid day and following three days.
He said, “A four level security system has been arranged for Eid. Rapid Action Battalion and the police will also be there along with zoo security guards.”
“There will be 16 counters, including 10 extras, to sell tickets. The price of each ticket is Tk 10,” he added.
Shahidullah also said sufficient water will be supplied and clean toilets have been arranged for the visitors.
“A team will monitor food prices in the restaurants,” the curator added.