After being shut for public for the past nine months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, popularly known as Chhatbir Zoo, will reopen its gates on Thursday.
With strict safety protocols, visitors will get the opportunity to see tiger cubs Amar, Arjun and Dilnoor, born to white tigress Diya on November 17 last year. The two male and one female cubs have an orange coat unlike their mother.
Having remained closed since March 16, the zoo, which houses over 1,500 animals and birds, is introducing several new facilities and amenities, such as a mother and child care room, free wi-fi hotspots, a coffee booth, a selfie points, a rest room and hassle-free parking.
Touch free hand wash and sanitizer dispensers have been arranged for the safety of visitors.
The zoo will be open for six days a week (Monday closed), with entry timings limited to 9.30am to 4.30pm. Tickets for zoo entry, parking and battery-operated carts can be booked online at www.chhatbirzoo.gov.in
Apart from this, cashless payment facility will also be available at the zoo’s ticket counter.
The zoo will allow staggered entry to only 2,700 visitors a day to avoid crowding. Adults above 65 years of age and children below five have been requested not to visit the zoo.