Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Odisha based Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) plans to add more animals to its wildlife habitat under Animal Exchange Programme (AEP).
According to sources, a six-member team headed by veterinarian Debdutt Mohapatra has marched for the Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya in Indore to bring 9 animals to Nandankanan.
The Nandankanan officials will return to the State with two Asian lions, three gharials (two males and one female), three Indian grey wolves (two males and one female) and one female Indian fox.
The authorities have decided to bring the animals in exchange of one melanistic tiger and a white tiger from the NZP.
A team of officials from Indore Zoo will visit Odisha later to take two tigers from Nandankanan under animal exchange plan.
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