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Pune Katraj zoo to get sloth bears, grey wolves

There are a total of 400 animals and 63 species in the zoo. The number of visitors to the zoo has increased during the summer season and the Asiatic lion is an added attraction.

pune Updated: May 30, 2018 14:57 IST
Prachi Bari
Prachi Bari
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Rajiv Gandhi zoological park and research centre.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

We are getting a pair of sloth bear from Bilaspur zoo in exchange for a pair of Chinkara and a pair of grey wolves and a female Gaur from Mysore zoo in exchange for a pair of jackals, pair of barn owl and a pair of grey parrots,” said Rajkumar Jadhav, director of Katraj Zoo. “The program of getting them here is underway, and the animals will reach here within two months. Visitors will love to see the sloth bears and the grey wolves,” he added.

There are a total of 400 animals and 63 species in the zoo. The number of visitors to the zoo has increased during the summer season and the Asiatic lion is an added attraction. There are also Bengal tigers, elephants, two male gaurs and a king cobra in the zoo.

First Published: May 30, 2018 14:55 IST