Hyderabad's Nehru Zoological Park (NZP), which has been closed to visitors since May 2 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will open to the public again from 8:30 am tomorrow (July 11).
Announcing this, NZP curator V V L Subhadra Devi said that the necessary permissions for reopening the zoo had been obtained. However, she was quick to add that visitors would still have to observe all the Covid-19 safety guidelines, including wearing masks and following social distancing norms.
"Thermal screening will be carried out at the zoo and any persons with fever will not be allowed into the premises. Further, fines will be imposed on those found to be violating the mask-wearing rule. I would also like to advise those below 10 and those above 65 to refrain from visiting the zoo right now," the official added.
Further, she stated that the lion safari, the night-time zoo tours, the aquariums, the reptile house and the special museum would remain closed.
The NZP is being reopened on the recommendation of Delhi's Central Zoo Authority.
During the time that it was shut, the zoo had welcomed two new inmates
. A male gaur calf was born on June 2. He has been named Komaram Bheem by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest R Sobha. A rhino calf, named Nanda, is now about two-and-and-a-half months old.