Indore (Madhya Pradesh): As part of the biggest animal exchange programme, as many as 55 animals of 12 species including Cotton Top Tamarin, Rhino Iguana arrived at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Museum, Indore from different countries like Africa, Australia and Brazil on Thursday.
Earlier, 42 animals of 15 species including a pair of yellow Anacondas had arrived at Kamla Nehru Zoological Museum from the Green Zoological Garden in Jamnagar, Gujarat and some other places abroad.
Kamla Nehru Zoological Museum is managed by Indore Municipal Corporation. This is the largest zoological garden of the state and one of the oldest zoological parks of Madhya Pradesh spread over an area of 210335 sq m. It is one of the recognised zoos out of total 180 recognised zoos in India.
Animals that have arrived in the zoo include
1. Cotton Top Tamarin: 2 (Columbia)
2. Rhino Iguana: 2 (Dominican Republic)
3. Meerkat: 2 (South Africa)
4. Common Marmoset: 1 ( Brazil)
5. Black Tufted Marmoset: 2 (Brazil)
6. Ball Python: 2 (Ghana)
7. Owl Finches: 10 (Australia)
8. Gouldian Finches: 10 (Australia)
9. Cut Throat Finch: 10 (Ghana)
10. Long Tail Finch: 10 (Australia)
11. Chattering Lorry: 2 (Indonesia)
12. Red Lorry: 2 (Indonesia)
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