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Tag: Nandankanan Zoo

Nandankanan Zoo Authority Prohibits Picnic Inside State Botanical Garden
Nandankanan Zoo Authority Prohibits Picnic Inside State Botanical Garden

As per a notification issued today, picnic will remain prohibited for the visitors from January 1 to January 31, 2022. The restrictions are in line with the recent order issued by the State government to check the spread of Omicron.

Nandankanan Toy Train Joyride Stops Midway Due To Technical Snag  
Nandankanan Toy Train Joyride Stops Midway Due To Technical Snag  

Several visitors onboard the toy train were stranded after technical snag brought the service to a grinding halt.

Toy Train Rolls In Nandankanan Again
Toy Train Chugs Off In Nandankanan Again

After a brief hiatus, the newly launched eco-friendly toy train facility has once again chugged off in the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, much to the delight of tourists visiting the park this holiday season.

Nandankanan Joy Ride To Be Back On Track Soon: Odisha PCCF
Nandankanan Joy Ride To Be Back On Track Soon: Odisha PCCF

PCCF (wildlife) Shashi Paul said the repair works of the toy train is being undertaken by RITES Limited and the service is expected to resume within the next seven to 10 days.   

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Animal Safari Scare: Bear Attacks Safari Bus Inside Nandankanan Zoo

Animal Safari Scare: Bear Attacks Safari Bus Inside Nandankanan Zoo In Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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Nandankanan Toy Train Catches Fire, Tourists Safe

Nandankanan Zoo Deputy Director Sanjeet Kumar informed that the engine of the train caught fire after the 4 pm ride following which it was stopped to avoid any mishap.

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Nandankanan Zoo Toy Train Joy Ride To Resume After 7 years

After a 7-year long hiatus, the toy train ride at Nandankanan Zoological Park is set to roll out again from Friday (October 8). All possible arrangements have been made by the concerned administration for resuming the train services.

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Tiger-Python Battle Breaks Inside Nandankanan Zoo In Bhubaneswar

A rare case of animal conflict was recently witnessed at Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar. Recently, a python snake and white female tigress of the zoo named Rupa came face to face inside the tiger enclosure at the zoo.

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Panic In Nandankanan Zoo As Tiger Escapes Fence
Panic In Nandankanan Zoo As Tiger Escapes Fence, Later Spotted Inside Safari

Terror pervaded the entire Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar after a Royal Bengal Tiger escaped from fence inside tiger safari on Thursday

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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.

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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…

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Over 15 Tourists Injured In Bee Attack Inside Nandankanan Zoo In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: At least 15 tourists were injured in an attack by honey bees inside Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Thursday. #Bhubaneswar: Over 15 tourists injured in bee attack in Nandankanan Zoological Park. Details awaited. #Odisha — OTV (@otvnews) March 11, 2021 As per reports, most of the tourists injured in the […]

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Fire Breaks Out In Nandankanan’s Botanical Garden In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped visitors after fire broke out in an isolated place inside the Botanical garden of Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Sunday. As per preliminary reports, the fire might have spread from one of the pindis (concrete structures) where people assemble and cook meals during excursion trips here. #FirstInformation […]

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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 […]

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Nandankanan Zoo To Reopen For Visitors From October 4

Bhubaneswar: After remaining shut for nearly seven months, the Nandankanan Zoo is gearing up to open its gates for visitors from October 4 in a restricted manner with all COVID19 guidelines and social distancing norms in place. Informing about the decision, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Hari Shankar Upadhyay said that the botanical […]

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Elephant Attack Deaths In Odisha: Tusker Captured After 10 Days By Forest Officials

Jajpur: After a prolonged operation which spanned for days, Forest department officials along with a special team managed to capture the wild elephant that reportedly trampled four persons to death in Jajpur district. As per reports, the jumbo was tranquilized near Kantipur jungle under Danagadi block in the district. Expert teams of Nandankanan Zoo and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nandankanan Welcomes 8 Anacondas, 3 Nile Crocodiles

Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan Zoological park on Tuesday welcomed new guests in the form of eight yellow Anaconda snakes (4 male, 4 female) and three Nile crocodiles which reached here from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. The reptiles have been brought as part of animal exchange programme, official sources said. The new addition is likely to play a […]

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Female Hippo Dies At Nandankanan Amid Herpes Scare

Bhubaneswar: Amid series of elephant deaths due to Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus at Nandankanan Zoo in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, an ailing female Hippopotamus died while undergoing treatment at the zoo today. Zoo authorities said, the hippopotamus had a swelling in the left side of its face near the mouth and was suffering from loss of […]

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Elephant deaths in Nandankanan Zoo are unusual: CZA

Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after the Nandankanan Zoological Park authorities wrote to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) requesting a protocol on the herpes virus, officials of the CZA visited the zoo on Wednesday to investigate the reason behind the death of four elephants in quick succession. After visiting the zoo, chief of national herpes […]

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Odisha MLA threatens to lock up Nandankanan Zoo on Sept 25

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the dumping yard at Daruthenga near Nandankanan Zoological Park, senior Congress leader and Jatni MLA Sura Routray on Monday threatened to lock up the zoo if the government doesn’t consider shifting of the dumping yard to another place soon. While addressing a gathering, the MLA alleged that the dumping yard is the main […]

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Herpes Virus in wild may pose 'Jumbo' threat to jumbo conservation in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Is the lethal Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV) prevalent in Odisha wild elephants? Since the juvenile jumbos succumbed to  the killer virus at the State’s premier zoo have been translocated from different forest ranges like Dhenkanal to Chandaka and Narayanpatna,  wildlife experts are of the opinion that the lethal viral strains may have a […]

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3 Jumbo deaths in 25 days bare the 'jumbo' neglect in Vet care in Odisha zoos

Bhubaneswar: In Odisha, diseases are also a major killer of jumbos. Diseases had killed at least two elephants of nearly six elephant deaths every month last financial year (2018-19). The recent death of three juvenile jumbos at Nandankannan Zoo in less than a month has once again put the glare on lax jumbo care prevailing […]

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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 […]

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