Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoo received new guests like four Sambar, eight Deer Brow-Antlered, four Bengal Foxes and three Indian jackals from National Zoological Park, Delhi, on Monday.
As per the rule by Central Zoo Authority, these wild animals have been quarantined in Gorewada. Brow-antlered deer (Sangai) is found in Manipur. It is very rare species in the world. The tourists can now get the opportunity to see this deer in Gorewada project.
Dipak Sawant, General Qurator, made planning for bringing these animals and brought them here from Delhi by accompanying with Dr Mayur Pawse, Raju Walthare, Round Officer. Vasudevan, Managing Director, Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM), Sanjeev Gaur, Chief General Manager, and Rishikesh Ranjan, General Manager, guided them.
Saurabh Vashishth, Qurator, Delhi, and Anbamika, Assitt Director of the park, extended active co-operator.
Under the exchange programme, Gorewada zoo had given two tigers and two sloth-bears to National Zoological Park, Delhi in October 2021 while Gorewada earlier got black buck, albino buck, barking deer and sambar, informs H V Madbhushi, Asstt Convervator of Forest, Gorewada project.