Nandankanan zoo to get African cheetah, zebra

Bhubaneswar: In what could become a major attraction for tourists at Nandankanan zoological park, soon two African cheetahs and a zebra will be brought to the park.

As per reports, the animals will be brought from the Netherlands and the permission regarding the same has already been given by the Central Zoo Authority of India, informed Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha, Ajay Kumar Mohapatra today.

“We have got permission to bring 2 African cheetahs and a zebra from the Netherlands. We have made all arrangements and the animals will be brought soon,” Mohapatra said.

Last year, in June, the zoo had brought a pair of Assamese Macaques, a pair of wild dogs and a female Himalayan Black Bear.

The zoological park was shutdown temporarily after being hit by cyclone Fani on May 3. Later, it was re-opened for public on May 21.