Odisha Zoo To Welcome African Cheetah, Zebra

Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan Zoological Park will soon welcome an African Cheetah and a Zebra.

The African Cheetah and Zebra will be brought to Nandankanan from the Netherlands. The zoo authority will be buying these animals. “We have got the go ahead from the Central Zoo Authority,” informed Chief Wildlife Warden, Ajay Kumar Mohapatra.

Nandankanan will also be getting six new guests, which include two giraffes and two yellow anacondas, under an animal exchange programme with other states.

According to sources, a pair of giraffes, yellow anacondas and grey wolves will soon be brought to Odisha Zoo from the Mysore Zoo, Chennai’s Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Indore Zoo respectively.

At present, Nandankanan has only one giraffe, Khushi. Its partner ‘Joy’ had died five days after being brought here from Alipore Zoo in February 2016.

Similarly, only the male grey wolf of the pair brought from Mysore Zoo last year has survived.

The pair of yellow anacondas will be a first for the zoo.

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