Infosys Foundation has undertaken the construction of a ‘Zebra Enclosure’ at the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) which was inaugurated today. The enclosure spread across one acre of land will be home to 4 Zebras that the BBP has secured from an animal exchange program from the Zoological Centre, Tel Aviv Ramat Gan (safari), Israel.
This new enclosure, named Infosys Foundation Animal Enclosure, was inaugurated by Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, in the presence of senior officials of the Karnataka Forest Department, Sri. R.S Suresh, Sri. B. J Hosmath and Sri. Abhiyu Singh.
The full-fledged enclosure at BBP will provide basic amenities for the animals like holding house, feeding trough, along with a visitor’s path at the view point. This addition of ‘stripes’ to the existing variety of over 1,900 animals of 95 species will augment the attraction quotient of the park, thereby encouraging more visitors to BBP.
Last year, Infosys Foundation supported BBP through the development of a Tiger Enclosure, construction of 2 lakh liter capacity water tank and 5 borewells, and a monetary token of appreciation to the contract employees.