Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoo to add more animals

Bhubaneswar: The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) will add more animals to its wildlife habitat under animal exchange programme here on outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

Source said that a six-member team headed by veterinarian Dr Debdutt Mohapatra has headed for the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya in Indore to bring 9 animals to Nandankanan.

The Nandankanan officials will return to the State with 2 Asian lions, 3 gharials (two males and one female), 3 Indian grey wolves (two males and one female) and 1 female Indian fox.

The authorities have decided to bring the animals in exchange of one melanistic tiger and a white tiger from the NZP.

A team of officials from Indore Zoo will visit Odisha later to take two tigers from Nandankanan under animal exchange plan.

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