Eight anacondas among new arrivals at Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoo

Bhubaneswar: Good news for wildlife lovers as the Nandankanan Zoological Park today brought three Nile crocodiles and eight yellow anacondas from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Chennai.

The zoo said the new guests include four female yellow anacondas and three female Nile crocodiles.

Reportedly, the reptiles arrived in special vehicles at the zoo at around 5:30 pm today.

An official of the zoo said the animals will be first kept at Reptile Park in the zoo premises for some days. “Later the reptiles will be kept for public display,” he added.

With addition of these new reptiles, the total number of species at zoological park goes up to 158.

The zoo which was in the news for odd reasons like death of a tiger and four elephants in the recent past will now attract more visitors with the arrival of the new guests.

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