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Odisha Girl Student Found Dead In Bhubaneswar Farmhouse
Odisha Girl Student Found Dead In Bhubaneswar Farmhouse

In a shocking incident, a dead body of a girl student was reportedly found from a pond at a farmhouse in Nandankanan area of Bhubaneswar on Friday (Aug 20).

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Nandankanan Zoo Reopening From August 3, Here Are The Guidelines

The authorities of the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar on Monday issued a set of guidelines to be religiously followed by the people while visiting the zoo which is set to reopen from tomorrow (August 3) after nearly 3 months of staying off the limits for public due to the second wave of Covid pandemic.

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Odisha's Nandankanan Zoo To Reopen From August 3

The famous Nandanakanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar is set to throw its gates open for visitors from Tuesday (August 3) after remaining off-limits to the public for three months in the wake of the surge in cases of Covid-19.

Covid Second Wave: Nandankanan Zoo, Botanical Garden In Bhubaneswar Closed For Visitors For Next 15 Days

Bhubaneswar: The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) and Botanical Garden in the State Capital city of Odisha will remain closed for visitors for the second time in just over a year…

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Nandankanan Tiger Population Rises To 30 As Tigress Megha Blessed With 3 Cubs

Bhubaneswar: In another piece of good news for wildlife lovers, Nandankanan Zoo on Tuesday welcomed 3 new little guests. Royal Bengal Tigress Megha successfully delivered 3 cubs at the famous…

Odisha Plans To Save Endangered Pangolins From Extinction

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to save the Pangolins from extinction by gathering more information about their behaviour in the wild, the Odisha Forest Department is all set to set some…

Nandankanan Welcomes New Guests, White Tigress Bijaya Delivers 3 Cubs

Bhubaneswar: Spreading bouts of happiness for wildlife lovers, white tigress Bijaya gave birth to three cubs on Sunday at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar. As per the information provided by the zoo authorities, Bijaya delivered one cub in the morning and then delivered two more cubs in the afternoon. Nandankanan now has a total […]

Nandankanan Seeks Help Of Outside Experts For Ailing Tiger Cubs

Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Nandankanan Zoological Park have sought help from wildlife health experts from outside of Odisha for the treatment of two tiger cubs who have been taken ill in the zoo for the past few days. According to sources, officials of the zoo have requested experts at Chennai Zoo and Indian Veterinary Research […]

Bhubaneswar: Two Tiger Cubs Taken Unwell In Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar: Health condition of tiger cubs Luv and Kush in Nandankanan Zoological Park has deteriorated, informed the zoo authorities on Sunday. As per reports, Luv, one-year-old male white tiger cub born to white tigress Sneha, was limping on its left hind limb since 26 January 2021. It is being monitored by zoo veterinary doctors. Similarly, […]

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Berhampur: Shunned Baby Elephant To Be Shifted To Nandankanan

Berhampur: The deserted baby elephant rescued near Sunapur on the outskirts of the city in Ganjam district on Tuesday will be shifted to the Nandankanan Zoological Park soon. “The forest department is currently nurturing the baby elephant at Tamana beat house. Very soon it will be shifted to Nandankanan,” said DFO Amlan Nayak. It is […]

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Nandankanan Unlocks Doors For Visitors After Covid Hiatus

Bhubaneswar: After remaining shut for nearly seven months, the Nandankanan Zoo on Sunday reopened its gates for visitors in a restricted manner with all COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing norms in place. Thermal scanning and sanitisation of all visitors are being done strictly. The premises of the whole zoo were also sanitised properly. Sporting masks […]

Odisha Government Issues Guidelines For Reopening Of Zoos, Deer Parks

Bhubaneswar: After the state government announced the reopening of Nandankanan Zoological Park from October 4, there seems to be a lot of excitement among the wildlife lovers. Keeping the COVID19 situation in view, the Odisha government today issued guidelines for reopening of zoos & deer parks. Some of the key guidelines include: -No entry without […]

Tigress Sneha Gives Birth To Two Cubs At Nandankanan Zoo

Bhubaneswar: The New Year has brought more joy for wildlife lovers in the State with white tigress Sneha giving birth to two cubs at Nandankanan Zoological Park on Wednesday night. Zoo authorities said tigress Sneha gave birth to the first cub at around 3.38 AM and later delivered another baby at 5.44 AM under CCTV […]

Ailing Leopard Dies At Nandankanan Zoological Park

Bhubaneswar: A leopard died at Nandankanan Zoological Park on Monday following which the number of leopards at the zoo came down to six including four male and two female. As per Nandankanan authorities, the 14-year-old leopard named “Barsa” breathed her last yesterday. She was suffering from recurrent rectal prolapse since August, 2019. After going through […]

Nandankanan Loses 21-Year-Old Lion 'Pichhan’

Bhubaneswar: An old age lion named ‘Pichhan’ passed away today at the Nandankana Zoological Park in the outskirts of the capital city. Zoo authorities said the big cat died of old age complicacies. Pichhan was brought from Sakkarbaug Zoo in Gujarat on March 23, 2013 to renew the declining population of the lions at the […]

Column: Of London Zoo and Nandankanan

By Ashutosh Mishra London: London zoo is a must-do for anyone visiting the city. Spread over 36 acres this oldest scientific zoo of the world houses some of the most exotic and endangered animal species. There are giant gorillas, okapis ( a cross between a giraffe and a zebra), sloths and gibbons. I saw a […]

Another Elephant Found Sick In Odisha

Keonjhar: Amidst the outbreak of herpes virus at Nandankan Zoo in Bhubaneswar, a sick elephant was spotted by a team of forest officials at Sumath village under Bansapal block in Keonjhar district yesterday. The forest officials of the Bhuyan-Juanga-Pidha forest range are now guarding the elephant and monitoring its health condition as the reason behind […]

After Jumbo Deaths, Now White Tiger 'Subhranshu' Unwell In Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of series of elephant deaths in the past one month due to spread of herpes virus at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in the capital city, a white tiger named ‘Subhranshu’ has been taken ill in the zoo. According to sources, the five-year-old white tiger has reportedly fallen sick since Sunday […]

Female Jumbo 'Gauri' Succumbs To Herpes; 4 Deaths In 25 Days Puts Officials In A Fix

Bhubaneswar: Taking the toll to 4, another female elephant ‘Gauri’ succumbed to EEHV (Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes Virus) attack while undergoing intensive treatment at Nandankanan Zoological Park Friday night. Reportedly after contracting the virus, Gauri was kept in isolation as a precautionary measure while her health condition was being monitored on every 12-hour basis. She was […]

Op-Ed: Among The Best In The Country

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan zoo on the outskirts of the capital city is among the major tourist attractions of the state. Carved out of the Chandaka forest its natural surroundings draw a lot of people who want to see wild animals in an environment that does not make them look like the members of […]

Forest cover, wildlife worst hit by Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: The fury unleashed by cyclone Fani has not only affected human lives but also wildlife and forest cover leaving a devastating trail. “Nearly 80 per cent of the forest cover has been destroyed in cyclone Fani and the estimated loss will be in crores. Many animals fled to take shelter in nearby villages,” said […]

Dawn robberies in Sailashree Vihar, Nandankanan area stun city morning walkers

Bhubaneswar: Friday morning turned a nightmare for two families in the city after coming face to face with armed miscreants, who not only snatched their ornaments but injured five persons during the loot bids. While one incident was reported from Sailashree Vihar, the other took place in the vicinity of Nandankanan. In Sailashree Vihar incident, […]

Fate of Tigress Sundari hangs in balance

Angul: Even though the villagers of Satkosia are living without any threat after relocation of tigress Sundari to an enclosure on November 6, the future of the big cat, which was the first one to be shifted under the inter-State tiger translocation project, seems to be hanging in balance. “The State government should ensure that […]

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Bird census in Odisha to begin from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: This year’s bird census in Nandankanan, Similipal and other forest divisions will begin from tomorrow and the same will be carried out in Chilika from January 4 followed by Bhitarkanika & Hirakud from January 6, informed Chief Wildlife Warden Sandeep Tripathy. The official informed that preparations are underway for the census which is conducted […]

Safari & boating services discontinued as Nandankanan Zoo battles waterlogging

Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains since the last week have wreaked havoc at Nandankanan here forcing the authorities to discontinue safari and boating services at the zoological park. The heavy rain has choked the drainage system of the zoo and resulted in waterlogging of the animal park. While tiger, deer, ostrich and bird enclosures have been submerged […]