BHUBANESWAR, Aug 8 :
Nandankanan will soon get one pair each of mute swan, Himalayan bear and sloth bear from the Birsa Munda zoo and in exchange send one pair of hippopotamus, four water monitor lizards, one pair of night heron and Ibis to the zoo in Jharkhand.
Of the new guests, the mute swan pair will be most prized because there is none at the zoo at the moment.
With the addition of one pair each of Himalayan and sloth bears, the zoo will have 16 bears. Nandankanan recently got a pair of lion and leopard from Junagad zoo in Gujarat.
Besides, the zoo has brought a giraffe from Patna and leopard, loris and dancing deer from Guwahati.