Mysuru Zoo gets one more Asiatic lion


 

Mysuru Zoo gets one more Asiatic lion

FAXNEWS

MYSURU Aug 10 : The number of lions in the Mysuru Zoo  has increased to four with Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysur Ranita, a six-year-old female lion arrived here, on Thursday midnight (August 4), from Sakkarbaugh Zoo, Junagadh, Gujarat, on an animal exchange programme. DH File Photo for representation.u,adding  one more Asiatic lion to its collection of animals.

According to K Kamala, Deputy Conservator of Forests and Executive Director of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological GardensRanita, the six-year-old female lion arrived here, on Thursday midnight (August 4), from Sakkarbaugh Zoo, Junagadh, Gujarat, on an animal exchange programme.

Ranita is doing well and is kept under quarantine at an enclosure. Ranita will be released for public view in a week’s time after she recovers from the long journey.

With the addition of Ranita, the number of lions has increased to four in the zoo. The zoo already has Asiatic female lion Gowri and Afro-Asiatic lions Darshan and Rakshitha.


M K Vidyaranya

M K Vidyaranya

Senior Journalist, Executive Editor at Media World , worked as the Chief of Bureau of the Press Trust of India (PTI) national news agency’s Karnataka Unit also worked as a Senior Journalist in Vijay Times (now defunct) , Karnataka’s second largest circulated English daily.(Times of India group). My father late M R Krishnamurthy who died at the age of 81 (20 years ago) was a Freedom Fighter and Journalist who had worked for Indian Express, Kannada Prabha, Viswakarnataka, Tainadu, Janavani and other news papers. I was also editing few evening English newspapers, weeklies and fortnightlies. besides running the FAXNEWS News agency.

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