Two new enclosures inaugurated at Odisha’s Nandankanan zoo

Bhubaneswar: Three exotic primate enclosures and an Indian wolf enclosure were inaugurated on the eve of 60th foundation day of Nandankanan Zoological Park here today.

The exotic primate enclosures were created over an area of 281.25 square metre with a total expenditure of Rs 20 lakh. A pair of tufted capuchin, a pair of common squirrel monkey and one female red hand tamarin have been kept at the three exotic primate enclosures. Superior-strength glass fronted viewing area provides proper visibility and better visitor experience.

The Indian wolf enclosure was created over an area of 1087 square metre with a total expenditure of Rs. 53.84 lakh to house Indian wolf. One female Indian grey wolf has been exhibited in the enclosure.

The zoo management is in contact with different Indian zoos namely, Kamala Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya, Indore, Nahargarh Zoological Park, Rajasthan and Machhia Biological Park, Rajasthan for procurement of more number of wolf.

This apart, two male melanistic tiger cubs born from Samrat and Renuka on 22.12.2018 were released to the enclosure 33A and exhibited to the public. Naming ceremony was observed for the cubs during which visitors and guests participated and named the cubs.

Later a function was held to celebrate the zoo’s 60th Foundation day.

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