CHITTAGONG: Chittagong Zoo has been enriched with a pair of ostriches.
Falcon Traders, a Dhaka-based animal-supplying farm, gave the pair of South African ostriches to Chittagong Zoo on Sunday as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), relevant sources said.Zoo physician and deputy curator Dr Shahadat Hossain Suvo said: “The Zoo authorities bought different animals, including tigers and zebras, from the farm on previous occasions. "Now, they gifted us a pair of two-month-old ostriches at free of cost," the curator said.
He hoped that presence of the ostriches will increase the number of animal lovers at the zoo.
Senior assistant commissioner of the Divisional Commissioner’s Office Md Ruhul Amin, also the member secretary of the Zoo Management Committee, said that a process is underway to collect kangaroos from outside the country in a bid to enrich the only zoo of the city and the district.
Mentionable, the zoo management procured and brought six spotted zebras from South Africa at a cost of Tk 48 lakh on March 6, this year. There are now 300 animals of 51 species for display.
Existing animals include lioness, crocodile, deer, bear, python, peafowl, cock, vulture, tortoise, turtle, heron, kite, eagle, egret, greater adjutant, monkeys and other common animals and birds.