One lion and two lionesses were brought from Kevadia and Sakkarbaug in Gujarat, and Delhi in return, will give two hippopotamuses to the western state.
According to a study conducted by scientists CCMB, IIT Roorkee, the flightless bird ostrich is native to Africa, however, the study claimed that it inhabited India about 25,000 years ago.
Ramesh Pandey, an IFS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre of 1996 batch, has been appointed as the Inspector General- Forest under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
The Delhi zoo is likely to get three lions for breeding purposes from Gujarat under an animal exchange programme and three tigers from Nagpur and Chennai.
In the last three years, the National Zoological Park located in the national capital has lost around 450 animals, including tigers, lions and others, revealed an RTI.
Delhi zoo will reopen from next month, with online booking of tickets commencing from the end of July, informed the administration on Monday.
A total of 1500 visitors will be allowed in each slot.
Zoo Director Ramesh Pandey said all protocols are being followed as per the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority.
The recently reopened city zoo is being well-received for its additions such as new entrant species, wall art, selfie point... reveals zoo director
Closed throughout 2020-21 due to COVID, bird flu, Delhi zoo sees animal deaths fall to three-year low
The zoo reopened to the public on Thursday after remaining shut for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic and bird flu.
Before the reopening, Zoo Director Ramesh Kumar Pandey informed that preparations are being made to welcome the visitors back after a long time.
The Delhi zoo may soon get three tigers from Chennai and Nagpur for “breeding purposes” under an animal exchange programme, officials have said.