Money needed to feed the animals at the Zoo. The Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation Mahinda Amaraweera has been informed by officials of the Department of Zoology that there is no money to feed the animals at the zoos in the island.
The money allocated by the Government budget has been used and there is a lack of funds due to decline in tourist and local visitors to the zoos around the island.
It is also noted that the suppliers of food to these zoos are owed Rs. 59 million. The Minister, in consultation with the Treasury, is looking at providing the much-needed funds.