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Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP):

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    17th Oct, 2020
  • The zoo has revived its innovative ‘Adopt-An-Animal’ programme to mobilise resources for animals.
  • Located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • It is the only zoological park in India to become an institutional member of World Association of Zoos and Aquarium (WAZA).
  • Host zoo for white tigers.
  • White tigers born to normal coloured parents in the year 1980.
  • First captive breeding centre for endangered Gharialsin the year 1980.
  • Kanjia Lake –A wetland of National importance (2006).
  • Conservation Breeding Centres for Indian Pangolin and Long billed vultures.
  • First record of breeding of Indian Ratels in captivity (in 2012).
  • Only zoo in India after which an express train (Nandankanan Express)has been named by Indian Railways
  • One among the three zoos in India for breeding Long billed vulture.
  • First birth of Melanistic tiger in captivity in the year 2014.

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