Floods pose threat to zoo inmates in Bihar

August 21st, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Patna , August 21 (ANI): Heavy rains in Patna have caused flooding at a local zoo posing a serious threat to the animals residing there with fears of their drowning if water level rises further.

Rhinoceros in the zoo are into trouble due the continuously rising level of water in their enclosures. The zoo authorities are trying their best to drain out the water but due to incessant rains there is no decrease in the level of water.

The condition of the zoo is quite serious and it is worsening every day. Water is still entering the zoo. The flow of water entering the zoo is more than what we are taking out, said Subhash Kumar Verma, Deputy Director, Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park .

The pools in the zoo are overflowing and are not in a condition to be used for rowing boats. All concerned about the prevailing situation in the zoo are worried.

The condition is so serious that all the animals are likely to get drowned. Efforts are being made to take out the water but due to incessant rains there is no improvement in the situation. Every body is worried about the safety of the animals, said Siddhartha Singh, a visitor.

Every year monsoon rains leave a trail of death and destruction across India , adversely affecting the economy of a largely agricultural region that depends on the monsoon. (ANI)

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