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    Exclusive care for Humboldt penguins: BMC thinking of hiring private contractor

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed the appointment of a dedicated private contractor as caretaker of the Humboldt penguins and their enclosure at Byculla zoo (Veermata Jijabai Udyan). The appointed contractor will have to provide technical staff to maintain life support systems, air conditioning systems of the enclosure, provide good food to the penguins and extra veterinarians to look after them.

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    Mumbai: Byculla zoo sees drop in visitors due to fee hike, but increase in revenue

    Mumbai: Eight Humboldt Penguins, who have been especially brought from South Korea have become a major source of attraction at Veer Jijamata Udyan also popularly known as ‘Byculla zoo.’ As the penguins started to attract crowds to the zoo the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) immediately increased the entry fee, due to which the number of visitors has come down. But, the zoo has earned record breaking revenue, as compared to earlier.

  • Mumbai: Morning walk in Veer Jijamata Udyan will get costlier from August

    Mumbai: The proposal to increase the monthly pass of morning walkers at Veer Jijamata Udyan has been approved by BMC corporators cutting all parties. The pass can now be availed at Rs 150, the cost of which was earlier Rs 30. The increase will come into effect from August 1.

  • Green Warriors of Mumbai

    Mumbai: Thousands are flocking the gates of the Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyanand Zoo at Byculla, popularly known as Rani Baug, to catch a glimpse of the Humboldt Penguins, the latest addition at the zoo. The last few days have been characterised by serpentine queues caused by the mad rush to see the penguins.

  • Mumbai: Humboldt Penguins with ‘western names’ unveiled

    Mumbai: Months after procuring eight Humboldt penguins at the Byculla zoo, Shiv Sena’s highly criticised penguin  project went on display for public viewing from today. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the penguin enclosures on Friday along with Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta. Visiting the penguins that are kept in speacial enclosures kept in the zoo will be free till March 31. Surprisingly, Sena’s estranged ally Bhartiya Janata Party leaders were absent at the event.

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    Mumbai: Humboldt penguins shift into their permanent home at the Byculla Zoo

    After a wait of around seven months, the Humboldt penguins have been finally shifted to their permanent home in state of Art exhibit from where tourists will be able to review them on Monday morning. However the Mumbaikar’s will have to wait for a week or more before flocking to watch them as Zoo officials first wants to ensure that they are able to acclimatise to their new surroundings.

  • Bombay High Court refuses to send penguins back

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday informed the Bombay High Court that it has ‘no plans’ to exhibit the seven Humboldt Penguins for public viewing, in the near future.

  • Mumbai: Zoo officials give cold shoulder to civic body on display of penguins

    Mumbai: After the standing committee members visited the Byculla Zoo on Friday to check the enclosure of Humboldt penguins, it was revealed that citizens will have to wait a long time to see the birds. The members also alleged the water which was being used for the penguins is being supplied by a tanker. The Shiv Sena wanted to inaugurate the Penguin gallery before the mayoral elections, but now it is a

  • A Penguin colony on hot and humid Mumbai

    Mumbai: The civic body’s decision to host a tiny colony of the endangered Humboldt Penguins at the Byculla Zoo, for which purpose it took the trouble of ferrying 8 of them from an aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, has the animal activists fuming. The activists’ main concern is that they would find it difficult to acclimatize even in the controlled air- conditioned special enclosure that has been created for them. Also,