By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Cabinet has agreed to a Zoo to Zoo exchange programme between Guyana and the Hyde Park Zoo Sanctuary and Tropical Gardens of Great Britain, according to Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman.
He told a post Cabinet media briefing on Wednesday, September 09, 2015 that the exchange is as a result of negotiations between the local National Parks Commission and Hyde Park Zoo, which will see Guyana lending four Manatees and in return will receive two Peacocks, two pairs of Ostriches, one pair of Antelopes, a pair of Lion Cubs and three Zebras.
“The idea is to restore the park and the Botanical gardens to a pristine state and come next year to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, in keeping with our commitment for a greener environment and economy, we not just have caged animals but we can showcase the fauna of the beautiful animals that Guyana boasts,” Minister Trotman explained.
He further noted that the government is also working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to enhance the local knowledge of Guyana’s animals, flowers and plants.