Most of National Parks & Zoos Shut-in Northeast: Covid Effect. The majority of zoos in the eight northeastern states have been closed or authorities have implemented. A variety of stringent precautions to prevent the coronavirus from spreading among confined animals.
The Central Zoo Authority (CZA), which is part of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. Also has issued a series of safety directives to state zoo authorities in response to the growing incidence of SARS-CoV-2 cases.
Dvijendra Kumar Sharma, Tripura’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, said the state’s most famous zoo, located within the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary. And Clouded Leopard National Park in western Tripura’s Sepahijala district. Is close due to an increase in nCoV cases during the pandemic’s ongoing second wave.
“We have implemented all preventative measures recommended by the CZA at the zoo,” said Sharma, an author of several books on biodiversity, forests, and the environment.
After a visit to the Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden in Guwahati, Assam Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said.That no animals in the state’s several zoos have been impacted by the coronavirus. Despite the fact that 11 zookeepers have tested positive for Covid-19 so far.
Suklabaidya discussed animal health, preventative measures, and the animal caretakers’ maintenance chores.
“There is currently no intention to establish zoos in Assam for the protection of the animals and zookeepers,” the minister said.
Most of National Parks & Zoos Shut-in Northeast
However, Early this year, restrictions on tourist admission to different zoos in Assam, Tripura, and other northeastern states were relaxed. But since April, the majority of zoos. National parks. And botanical gardens are close to tourists. Due to the breakout of the second wave of the Covid-19.
The authorities are losing significant money as a result of the zoo closures. While the incomes of many others, indirectly link with the company is to be adversely impacting.
The zoo’s management has taken further safeguards in response to news that 28 captive elephants at the Theppakadu elephant camp in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) tested positive for Covid-19.
The 28 captive elephants’ samples are check after nine lions tested positive for a specific virus. One lioness died of the infection on June 3 at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park or Vandalur Zoo near Chennai.
The CZA has direct that all food provides to animals is to be properly clean and disinfected. And that all meat be sterilize by soaking it for 10 minutes in hot water (above 65 degrees Celsius).
“It is suggested that to the extent feasible. All big carnivores is better to test for Covid-19 as an animal health monitoring technique,”. The newest CZA recommendation said.
The CZA’s other advisories include the following: to protect animals, animal keepers must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and double masks, RT-PCR testing of samples from all staff working in close proximity to animals in animal enclosures or food preparation areas, and all zoo staff must maintain a two-meter social distance from all animals.