These animals have started selling to reduce the pressure on deer and peacocks. Others are thinking of exchanging more animals. What can be done with the tiger is also being considered.
Zoo director said. Md. Abdul Latif told bdnews24.com: “We have at least five to seven animal cages filled with favorable environment, care and good management. There is more than capacity, I am trying to exchange these.
“And deer and peacocks are being sold. People who are interested can buy according to the government rules and regulations. ”
At present, the National Zoo in Mirpur has a total of 3,150 animals of 135 species. There are many animals that have more capacity than this.
>> The hippopotamus is now 14, the capacity is 6.
>> There are 50 emu birds. Capacity 20-22.
>> There are 10 zebras. Capacity of 6.
>> There are 10 giraffes, the capacity to keep 8.
>> There are 10 tigers in all. Two more babies will come in a month. Capacity six.
>> African horses have three cubs this time. There are 9 in total. It also has more capacity.
>> Impala species of South Africa. Its number is now 15. Capacity 6-7.
>> There are more than three hundred deer. There are about 100 for sale.
Latif, the director of the zoo, said, “Now it is a headache. Where do we get food?” The minister has given the responsibility to have a safari park, to exchange it in any other zoo.
“Otherwise, to communicate with foreign countries. Because it is not allowed to sell, no one will buy it again. ”
Emu bird cages are also full, he said. This time about 40 eggs have hatched. “I can keep the zebra at 8 o’clock, it’s holding capacity. Two baby giraffes arrived in September; Each giraffe costs one crore rupees. There is no place to keep it, it is getting full. ”
Highlighting the problem, the zoo’s director said: “It’s important to think about whether it’s a zoo, not a display center, or a farm. I will raise them by empty breeding, that’s not it, they will need food, they will need care, they have a fixed budget.
“There is a matter of caretaker, there will be space to keep, there is capacity. All in all, it is beyond capacity. The budget is not compact, I have less manpower – this is a problem, that’s a headache. “
As a solution, he said, wildlife would be exchanged among themselves with the approval of the government in consultation with various zoos in the country. If possible, talks with neighboring countries are also being considered.
However, there is no need to release animals like tigers, hippos, giraffes, zebras and emu birds from the zoo to the Sundarbans or the sanctuary. Latif.
“We will not leave Nature first. Thinking exchange. The Minister has given the responsibility to see if we can talk to them and exchange them. If I can’t, I will go out of the country and talk to India. “