Watch: Byculla zoo spruces security for its Humboldt Penguin display
The zoo management had not anticipated such a huge response and were majorly unprepared to control such a large crowd. Four children were reported to have gone missing.
The Humboldt Penguin exhibit on at Mumbai's Byculla zoo attracted a large crowd on its opening weekend last Friday. The zoo authorities were largely unprepared for the massive footfall of 25,000 people. There was no announcement system in place, children went missing, and there was a near stampede.
This coming weekend, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation — under whose purview the Byculla Zoo falls — is rectifying that.
Keeping in mind the looming fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, different curbs have been laid out to celebrate the 10-day festival
Mumbai reports over 500 fresh COVID-19 cases for second time in September; four more deaths recorded
This is after a gap of a week that the daily COVID-19 case count has once again surged over 500 in the country's financial capital.
The case doubling time is 1,271 days and the average growth rate between 6 and 12 September stood at 0.6 percent, data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation revealed