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Mysuru’s animal rescue centre gets hi-tech vet hospital

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Rescued, captured and injured wild animals at the moment are being handled on the Chamundi Animal Conservation, Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre on the town outskirts as a substitute of being dropped at the hospital positioned contained in the Mysuru zoo, as a hi-tech wildlife veterinary hospital has come up on the rescue centre.

The rescue centre was established at Koorgalli village, off Mysuru-Hunsur Road, by the Mysuru zoo about six years in the past. This is the second such centre within the State after the one at Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru. The third is developing on the Hampi zoo.

The centre was constructed because the zoo lacked house on its premises to accommodate wild animals introduced for therapy. Moreover, there can be possibilities of unfold of infections from the wild animals to zoo animals and subsequently the rescue centre was arrange at Koorgalli, the place 113.21 acres of land was allotted to the Zoo Authority of Karnataka for establishing the nation’s largest Gaur (Indian bison) conservation breeding centre.

The centre has eight holding rooms the place tigers, leopards and different animals are housed. These animals have been both ailing, disabled or can’t be displayed on the zoo for some causes.

“In the absence of an exclusive vet hospital, the rescued or injured animals, mainly carnivores like tigers, leopards, were brought to the zoo for treatment and taken back to the centre. By establishing the vet hospital, all care is taken at the rescue centre,” stated Zoo Executive Director Ajit Kulkarni.

He informed The Hindu that the hospital has come up at a price of ₹2.2 crore and a sum of ₹50 lakh had been granted underneath Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA). The hospital has all state-of-the-art amenities, together with an operation theatre and x-ray gear, and the zoo vets take care of the hospital operations.

Each block on the rescue centre has day-crawl amenities without spending a dime motion of animals. Some elephants have additionally been shifted to the rescue centre. Bandipur and Nagarahole are positioned at a distance of about 100 km from the centre.