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Ambani-owned zoo in Gujarat receives 2 black panthers from Guwahati zoo

GUWAHATI: In a latest development, it has come to light that two black panthers will be relocated from the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden in Guwahati to Ambani-owned Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom in Gujarat’s Jamnagar as part of an exchange programme.

Tejas Mariswamy, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Guwahati zoo, says that Assam is the only breeding centre of black panthers in the entire country.

Meanwhile, preparations are going on at the zoo to welcome two pairs of zebra from Israel. Mariswamy said that the zebra enclosure is currently being constructed and animals, which will be bought from Israel’s Zoological Centre Tel-Aviv Ramat-Gan, are expected to arrive by April.

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It needs mention here that under an exchange programme with Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom, a pair of black panthers have already been sent in January.

Several zoos in the country want black panthers bred in Guwahati zoo. Last year, a black panther was exchanged with Mysore zoo for an ostrich.

Prior to that, another black panther was exchanged with a giraffe in Ranchi zoo.

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