Wednesday, 11 October 2017

NEWSLINK: Pilikula Biological Park faces problem of plenty with big cats

It is a problem of plenty, albeit in a pleasant way, for authorities of Pilikula Biological Park at Moodushedde village. Among the 120-odd species at the park which has around 1,200 animals, the 11 tigers, eight males and three females, headed by patriarch Vikram are the cynosure of all visitors' eyes. The only hitch is that as per Central Zoo Authority (CZA) norms, Pilikula is permitted to keep up to eight tigers for their healthy upbringing.

Park director H Jayaprakash Bhandary said the park has consistently tried to shuffle out the tigers to ensure the bloodline is clear and there is no in-breeding. "The issue of excess tigers as per CZA norms has arisen primarily because we have a successful tiger breeding programme at Pilikula compared to other large zoos," he said.


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