Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan Zoological Park, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, will soon welcome six new guests, which includes two giraffes and two yellow anacondas, under an animal exchange programme with other states.
According to sources, a pair of giraffes, yellow anacondas and grey wolves will soon be brought to the Odisha zoo from Mysore Zoo, Chennai’s Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Indore Zoo respectively.
At present, Nandankanan has only one giraffe, Khushi. Its partner ‘Joy’ had died five days after being brought here from Alipore Zoo in February 2016.
Similarly, only the male grey wolf of the pair brought from Mysore Zoo last year has survived.
The pair of yellow anacondas will the first time for the zoo.