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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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

After Orangutan, Nandankanan Zoo Loses A Nilgiri Langur

Bhubaneswar: A day after the death of country’s lone Orangutan, Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar today lost a male Nilgiri langur. The primate aged 17 years was brought to Nandankanan Zoo as part of an animal exchange programme with Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai on 26.9.17. Authorities said that the langur was suffering from diarrhoea […]

Nandankanan Zoo authorities help animals beat winter blues

Bhubaneswar: As intense cold wave sweeps Odisha throwing normal life out of gear, even animals inside the Nandankanan Zoological Park in the outskirts of the capital city are feeling the chill. To provide the much-needed respite to the animals from the biting cold, the zoo authorities have made some special arrangements. While paddy straws have […]

Tigress Renuka gives birth to two cubs in Nandankanan

Bhadrak: Good news for animal lovers as Royal Bengal Tigress Renuka today gave birth to two melanistic cubs at the Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar. The tigress gave birth to one cub at 3.40 AM and another at 12 noon in the enclosure no. 33 of the zoo. Both the tigress and her cubs are stated […]

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 […]

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Nandankanan Zoo welcomes five new animals

Bhubaneswar: Five new members have joined the Nandankanan Zoo family, providing more reasons for a trip to the animal park this weekend. The new residents include a pair of Assamese Macaques, a pair of wild dogs and a female Himalayan Black Bear. The animals coming from the Aizwal Zoo in Mizoram reached Nandankanan around 9.30 […]

Heat Wave: Nandankanan Zoo gears up to keep animals 'cool'

Bhubaneswar: With intense heat wave conditions prevailing across Odisha, the authorities of Nandankanan Zoological Park have come up with special measures to keep the animals ‘cool’ this summer. Almost all enclosures at the zoo are now covered with hay stacks and proper water facilities have been made inside the enclosures to keep the animals hydrated. […]

Perfect birthday! Tigress Ankita delivers two cubs at Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar: Tigress ‘Ankita’ had a perfect birthday as she delivered two cubs at Nandankanan Zoological Park on Friday . The zoo authorities informed that Ankita delivered the cubs in enclosure No. 28 C at around 10:12 pm and 10:40 pm yesterday. The number of tiger population at the zoo has reached 26 including eight white […]

Birthday gift! Nandankanan gets a Himalayan Bear enclosure

Bhubaneswar: A Himalayan Black Bear enclosure was inaugurated at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar here today on the occasion of its 58th foundation day. Odisha Forest and Environment Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra inaugurated the special enclosure in presence of Sandip Tripathy, PCCF (Chief Wildlife Warden) and Sisir Kumar Acharya, Zoo director during a function at […]