Nandankanan gets 24 new guests

Bhubaneswar: Bringing cheers to animal lovers, the Nandankanan Zoological Park today received 24 new members of different species to its premises in exchanges with different zoos across the country.

One tiger, two white wild chickens, five red wild chickens, seven mouse deer, five slender snouted crocodiles and two pairs of painted storks were among the new entrants to the zoological park.

One female tiger, one female mouse deer and five water lizards were sent to the zoos from where the animals and birds were brought here in exchanges with approval from the Central Zoo Authority.