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‘Joy’ of ‘Khusi’ no more

Bhubaneswar: The male giraffe ‘Joy’ brought from Alipore Zoo to Nandankanan six days ago for mating with the lone female giraffe ‘Khusi’ died at its enclosure in the zoo today. Though the reason for the death is yet to be established, Forest and Environment minister Bikram Keshari Arukh directed the PCCF (wild life) to probe […]

Nandankanan swaps 4 tigers with male giraffe from Alipore zoo

Good news for animal lovers. A male giraffe is being brought from the Alipore zoo in Kolkata to the Nandankanan zoo here in exchange for four tigers

Tiger census: Odisha puts figure at around 60

Bhubaneswar: Row over head count of tigers intensified after State principal chief conservator of forests (Wildlife) S.S. Srivastava claimed today that there are around 60 big cats roaming in the forests of Odisha, thereby negating the report of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). The All India Tiger Estimation Report-2014, released in January this year, had […]

Odisha contests MoEF tiger census figure

Bhubaneswar: Surprised over the recent tiger census report of Union ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) showing a sharp fall in the big cats’ population in Odisha when the enumeration process is still on in the State, the principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) has shot off a letter to the ministry questioning the veracity […]

Odisha concerns over decline in tiger population

With the All India Tiger Estimation Report, 2014 reporting a fall in big cat population in Odisha, the state government today said it will examine the matter and take up the issue with the Centre