Pilikula zoo welcomes Rhea birds and swamp deer

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Mangaluru : The Pilikula Biological Park has additional attractions, with arrival of two pairs each of white rhea and brown rhea, along with three swamp deer, said H Jayaprakash Bhandary, director of the park. Bhandary said that rheas are the largest flightless bird of South America. Swamp deer are also called barasingha, and found in […]

Covid 19 – Pilikula Biological Park completely calm, lack of meat for wild animals

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Mangaluru : The Pilikula Biological Park, recognised as a major zoo by the Central Zoo Authority of India, totally quiet without visitors and the animals to forgo meat in their diet due to lockdown since three weeks. The zoo has 13 tigers, 12 panthers, four lions besides 17 wild dogs, two hyenas and 22 small cats that […]

Pilikula Biological Park gets two ostriches

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
Pilikula ostriches

Mangaluru : Ostriches are an added attraction at Pilikula Biological Park at Dr. Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama this week. Two ostriches brought from Vandalur Zoo, Chennai, have been put in a separate exhibit enclosure at the park since Thursday. According to H. Jayaprakash Bhandary, director of the park, the birds are two-years-old. The park would […]

Tiger Raja, at Pilikula Zoo dies

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Tiger Raja

Mangaluru : The male tiger Raja, which killed one of its caretakers at Pilikula Biological Park two-and-half years ago, died at the park early on Friday. According to the director of the park H Jayaprakash Bhandary, the 21-year-old beast died of “heart attack’ due to aging at about 5 a.m. on Friday. With this the […]