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Updated December 28th, 2023 at 23:39 IST

Nandankanan Zoo set to welcome Cheetah and white Lion cubs from Dubai in January 2024 – Details here

The Nandankanan zoo is actively involved in various breeding and conservation programs, contributing significantly to the preservation of biodiversity.

Rishi Shukla
Nandankanan Zoo set to welcome Cheetah and white Lion cubs from Dubai in January 2024
Nandankanan Zoo set to welcome Cheetah and white Lion cubs from Dubai in January 2024 | Image:ANI
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Nandankanan Zoological Park is set to welcome a new resident from a Dubai-based Zoo. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PPCF- Wildlife), Susanta Nanda, confirmed the arrival of a cheetah scheduled for January 2024, marking a significant addition to the zoo's diverse ecosystem. 

The PCCF disclosed that the incoming cheetah is not alone in its journey to Nandankanan. Joining the feline ambassador will be two adorable cubs of white lions, all the way from Dubai. This exchange program aims to enhance the zoo's diversity and provide a unique experience for visitors. 

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Highlighting the collaborative efforts in wildlife conservation, the PCCF shared that besides the cheetah and white lion cubs, a majestic giraffe will be making its way from Alipore Zoo in Kolkata. This multifaceted exchange program demonstrates a commitment to broadening the array of species at Nandankanan Zoo. 

The much-anticipated arrival of these captivating creatures is scheduled for January, a timeline agreed upon through mutual consensus. The PCCF expressed enthusiasm, stating, "We are trying to bring these animals in January after it was mutually agreed in this regard.  

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Apart from a cheetah, two cubs of white lions, a giraffe, and some birds, which we don't have here, will be brought to the Nandankanan Zoo." 

Nandankanan Zoological Park, located in Odisha, India, is renowned for its commitment to wildlife conservation. Established in 1960, it spans over 900 acres of lush greenery, providing a natural habitat for a diverse range of animals, including endangered species.  

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The zoo is actively involved in various breeding and conservation programs, contributing significantly to the preservation of biodiversity. 

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Published December 28th, 2023 at 23:39 IST

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