Bhubaneswar: In a weird incident, a baby crocodile was spotted inside an enclosure of a white tiger at Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) here on city outskirts.
The age of the baby crocodile is assumed to be two-month-old. The reptile was found inside a waterbody at enclosure number 33, where the white tiger Samrat has been kept.
The question was raised over the presence of a baby crocodile inside the tiger’s enclosure at the zoo.
The zoo authorities initiated an investigation into the matter.
The officials have started operation to rescue the baby crocodile from the enclosure and to protect it from the ferocious tiger Samrat.
According to reports, the presence of the baby crocodile came into notice of the zoo officials yesterday afternoon.
Interestingly, the tiger was found making no harm to the baby crocodile on the surface of the enclosure, rather the big cat was watching the activities of the reptile.
The Nandankanan employees had tried to catch the crocodile from the water yesterday. However, the operation was halted in the evening. It resumed in the morning.