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Nandankanan to get Himalayan black bears, sloth bears

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 9:

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Nandankanan Zoo authorities have decided to bring a pair each of Himalayan black bear and sloth bear from the Birsa Munda Zoological Park in Ranchi in a zoo-exchange likely to take place on September 13.

In return, the zoo authorities will give away a pair of hippopotamus and six birds- a pair each of Grey Heron, Night Heron and White Ibis.

“The new bears would help increase the species’ population in the zoo”, said Manoj V Nayar, deputy director of Nandankanan Zoo.

The new guests would be escorted by a team supervised by the Zoo’s Assistant Director Kamal Lochan Purohit.

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