Indore : The City zoo witnessed fall in visitors on Sunday when Team India clashed with arch-rival Pakistan in an encounter at Adelaide and most people preferred to watch the match of the Quadrennial event at their residence.
To attract visitors, the zoo authority stopped serving challans to the visitors for teasing animals. Zoo volunteers said as the crowd was low, we were keeping an eye on the visitors. If any one was found to be teasing animals, we told them not to do so.
To minimise teasing of animal, the zoo authority was serving challans to the violators. It is a fine more than 20 times of the entry fee. In addition, the violators too face disciplinary action.
Visitors, who instead of watching the animals, throw stones, paper balls and food items to the animals to attract them and such actions would invite fines. The penalty will be imposed under Section 38J (Prohibition of teasing, etc., in a zoo) of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
The insiders said that the Zoo would witness low footfall due to ongoing cricket World Cup. However, they were hopeful to get back on the track soon. Apart from this, most of visitors watched tigers from the newly installed tower near the tiger enclosure.
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