Hyderabad: The authorities of Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, temporarily closed its Safari Park complex citing massive inflow of water from the adjoining Mir Alam Tank following heavy rains in the city.
According to zoo officials, Mir Alam Tank is filled with rainwater, and excess is overflowing to the safari side, entering Singoji and other ponds. This water is also overflowing over the arch bunds and is seeping through into the zoo. Efforts are being made by park administration to drain out the excess flow by maintaining the water channel, drainage channels. They are also pumping out water from moats wherever necessary.
Animals were not released due to inundation of Lion safari area near safari entrance. Zoo authorities informed that due to excess water it has become difficult to run the safari buses. The management has decided to temporarily close the safari park for visitors on Friday after putting a constant vigil on the flow of water from the safari park complex.
Senior forest officials, zoo management, and irrigation officials reviewed the situation and instructed zoo officials to be on a constant vigil. All possible efforts being made by the administration are exceptional. Hyderabad zoo management has requested to cooperate with zoo authorities, as they are trying to make their visit to the zoo a pleasant experience.