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Chattbir Zoo visit for B.Sc 2 Biotechnology students, Department of Biotechnology CCT

A field visit was conducted for B.sc Sem 2 Biotechnology students to MAHENDRA CHAUDHARY ZOOLOGICAL PARK, Chattbir Zoo on 11.01.2020.The students visited the zoo as it is a part of their curriculum. The students learnt about the various flora and fauna of the place. The zoo is home to 369 mammals, 400 birds and 20 reptiles. Initially the zoo was populated by a small number of animals brought from Guwahati Zoo, Assam and it soon became the largest zoo in Northern India.
In addition to this, there are various species of birds, including peacocks, cranes, geese, ducks, parrots, sparrows, nocturnal owls and bats; and various sub-species of deer, cat and monkey. Chattbir has India’s longest walk-in aviary with 300m long walk showcases 32 species of indigenous and exotic birds. The section is made in five different themes included Terrestrial, Rock & Duck, Woodland, Japanese Trail and Rainforest. The students collected information about various animals, birds and reptiles. The same information will be able to prepare their report. The trip helped students gather practical knowledge by visiting the wildlife areas and studying their ecosystem. The trip also enhanced their interdisciplinary approach to understand how an ecosystem works in collaboration with other components of the environment. Overall the trip benefitted the students a lot in studying the subject Environmental Science.