Mysuru, June 5:- Ever since the Covid-19 induced lockdown was enforced to contain the spread of coronavirus, like all the establishments across the country, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as Mysuru Zoo, too downed its shutters to the visitors.
Due to the closure, the zoo is facing cash crunch for the upkeep of its inmates numbering around 1,320. A huge amount of money is required to maintain the carnivorous and herbivorous animals’ feed, staffs salary and other expenses.
To tide over the financial crisis, Mysuru District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar has mobilised crores of rupees to Mysuru Zoo through philanthropists and handed over the cheques to the zoo authority.
On Friday, M B Manjegowda, director of DCC Bank, donated a cheque of Rs 50,000 to the district in-charge minister to be given to Mysuru Zoo.
Minister Somashekar through his initiative has been collecting donations and handing over it to the zoo. (NAV, HN)