Bengal tiger among 47 animals from Nandankanan Zoo relocated to Rajasthan

Bhubaneswar: As many as 47 animals including one Bengal tiger from Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) located on outskirts of Bhubaneswar city have been relocated to the Nahargarh Biological Park in Rajasthan.

The 4-year-old Bengal tiger ‘Chinu’ was sent to Rajasthan under animal exchange programme on Wednesday.

The habitation of another tigress ‘Rani’ has also been changed. Along with Chinu, the 3-year-old tigress was shifted to the Nahargarh Biological Park.

Besides, one male boar, 30 Budgerigar birds and 14 Java sparrow bird species were sent to Rajasthan under animal exchange programme.

In exchange of these animals, one leopard and one gharial will be brought to Nandankanan Zoo from Rajastan, an official in the NZP said yesterday.

Bengal Tiger ‘Chinu’ was born from Bengal tiger ‘Manish’ and white tiger ‘Sneha’ on August 5, 2016 in the zoo. Two years later, tigress ‘Rani’ was born from Bengal tiger ‘Shef’ and tigress ‘Ankita on January 12, 2018.

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