Kaski, April 21st 2017 : The United Club Pokhara has extended a financial assistance of more than a million rupees for construction of an international zoo here.
Gurung said the club has already donated Rs 3.5 million till date for building the zoo after its construction kicked off two years ago.
The zoo straddles three community forests over an area of 134 hectares. At present, the zoo has python, nilgai or blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), deer, wild cat, owl and eagle.
The club has also set up a revolving fund at Mahendra Secondary School in Dharmi in order to provide scholarships to students coming from poor economic background.