World Environment Day at Nehru Zoo Park.

Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad.

Press Note

Date: 05.06.2021


On the occasion of the “World Environment Day” 2021 the Nehru Zoological Park is happy to share the good news of the birth of a One Horned Rhinoceros, and a Gaur.


The male Gaur calf was born on 02.06.2021, on the auspicious day of Telangana State Formation Day, where as the male calf of One Horned Rhinoceros was born a fortnight ago.


Smt.R.Sobha, IFS., Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Telangana State, Hyderabad named the male Gaur calf,  “Komaram Bheem” commemorating Shri Komaram Bheem. The One Horned Rhinoceros calf was named “Nanda”.


Speaking on the occasion Smt. R.Sobha, IFS, Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Telangana State said that Nehru Zoological park, Hyderabad is in the fore front in conservation and breeding of Wild animals, and the births of mega herbivores are worth cheers in the otherwise gloomy pandemic scenario.  She appreciated the hard work and dedication of the Department and Zoo staff for their relentless service towards conservation of Wildlife in these hard times.


On this occasion, planting programme was taken up inside the Zoo with native wild species, especially wild fruit bearing trees to improve the biodiversity of the premises and to move forward towards the cherished goal of making the Zoo a centre for education and conservation of both, fauna and flora. These wild fruit trees apart from increasing the floral composition would invite free ranging frugivorous birds and small mammals, thereby improving the faunal diversity as well.


The Officers present during the celebration are as follows…


  1. Smt. R.Sobha, IFS, Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Telangana State and Chief Guest.
  2. Sri. R.M.Dobriyal, IFS, Prl.Chief Conservator of Forests (Social Forestry), Telangana State
  3. Dr. Sidhanand Kukrety, IFS, Adl.PCCF (Prod) & Director of Zoo Parks, T.S.
  4. Sri. M.J.Akbar, IFS, Conservator of Forests, Hyderabad Circle.
  5. Ms. Subhadra Devi, Curator, Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad.
  6. Dr.M.A.Hakeem, Deputy Director,(Vet), Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad.
  7. Smt. A. Nagamani, Dy.Curator, Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad




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