Bhubaneswar: The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) situated on outskirts of Bhubaneswar welcomed 8 new guests on Sunday ahead of Christmas and New Year.
The animals were brought from the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya in Indore under animal exchange programme.
“The new guests included 2 Asian lionesses, 1 Indian fox (female), 3 gharials (two males and one female) and 2 Indian grey wolves (male),” informed the NZP authorities.
Recently, a six-member team led by veterinarian Dr Debdutt Mohapatra had visited Indore to bring the animals to Nandankanan.
Source said that the NZP will hand over 2 tigers (1 melanistic tiger and 1 white tiger) to Indore zoo authorities in exchange of 8 new animals under the animal exchange plan.