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Patna zoo likely to reopen soon

PATNA: If the whole lot is going smartly, the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, popularly referred to as Patna zoo, would possibly reopen soon.

All 19 samples of swabs, droppings, feathers, soil and water, that have been collected from the zoo, had been tested unfavourable for H5N1 virus. The third document of the samples used to be gained through the Patna zoo officials and the state setting department on Thursday.

The samples of are living birds, soil and water had been despatched to Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) on January 31.

Animal husbandry director Vinod Singh Gunjiyal stated a meeting would be hung on Friday to speak about the 3 consecutive unfavourable stories of avian influenza which the Patna zoo gained from NIHSAD on January eight, January 22 and February 7, respectively. “A decision regarding whether to factor the no-objection certificate to the zoo or no longer would even be taken at the meeting,” Gunjiyal informed this newspaper.

The technical workforce comprising veterinary medical doctors of Bihar Animal Sciences University and Institute of Animal Health and Production (IAHP), Patna, will publish the most recent report to state animal husbandry and fisheries department (AHFD) on February eight to get the no-objection certificate to reopen the zoo.

According to Gunjiyal, the zoo has adopted the usual protocol of the central executive. “The final two stories of the samples had been unfavourable after the dying of a peafowl and a khalij pheasant on December 29 final year at the zoo. As according to the protocol, if the 2 consecutive samples are found unfavourable, the authorities can imagine reopening the zoo,” he stated.

Devendra Okay Shukla, most important chief conservator of woodland, stated as soon because the no-objection certificate is issued through the AHFD, the Patna zoo will reopen for guests.

Patna zoo director Amit Kumar stated the medical committee would send the following birds’ samples to the Bhopal lab on February 15 and the disinfection paintings on zoo premises will proceed.

The Patna zoo has been close since December 25 final year after the medical doctors of NIHSAD and Regional Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), Kolkata showed avian influenza (H5N1) virus in lifeless birds. Altogether seven peafowls and a pheasant died at the zoo between December 16 and December 29 final year.

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