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Delhi zoo set to welcome three new species in new year

Five leopard cats, five fishing cats and two Oriental pied hornbills will come to Delhi zoo in exchange of two Indian peafowls, five hog deer, and five Indian palm civets

Delhi zoo’s winter preparation: Honey bread for bears, heater for chimpanzee

According to zoo curator Riaz Khan, “40-45 heaters will be installed in enclosures across the zoo, although Rita, the 58-year-old chimpanzee has already got one since she is aged. The gibbons too have been provided heaters.”


Chinkara dies after failed delivery at Delhi zoo

The female chinkara was brought to the zoo as part of an exchange programme from Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha in 2015.

High Court asks Delhi Zoo to preserve documents on animal deaths

The bench further said that it will be the director's personal responsibility to preserve the documents, and any wrongdoing will be her responsibility. 

Two tiger cubs die within 10 days at Delhi Zoo

The last time such inbreeding took place at the Delhi Zoo was in 1991, when yellow-striped Royal Bengal tiger Sundar and white Royal Bengal tigress Shanti mated, and had two offspring- one white and one yellow.

Bengal tigress has Independence Day gift for Delhi Zoo: Two healthy cubs

In May, the zoo conducted an inbreeding experiment after 27 years, when mating was facilitated between white tigress Nirbhaya and a five-year-old Royal Bengal tiger called Karan.


As painted storks arrive at zoo, an early treat for bird watchers

"Painted storks usually come to the zoo by mid or late August, sometimes even September with the sole purpose of nesting... but this time an advanced party arrived a week ago. By September, we expect over 800 painted storks as they migrate from the Himalayas,” said zoo curator Riaz Khan.

Delhi Zoo experiment a success: A white tigress is pregnant

The last time such an initiative was taken by the Delhi Zoo was in 1991 when Yellow Bengal tiger Sundar and White Bengal tiger Shanti mated, and had two offspring - one white and one yellow.

At Delhi Zoo, oldest chimpanzee in way of monument restoration hopes

“The tomb next to the bear cage inside the zoo is on the list that we have sent to the Delhi government for approval... Ideally, we would have liked to restore the one inside the chimpanzee enclosure, too, but it seems impossible for now," an official said.

How Delhi zoo bosses sneaked in animals to replace the dead

On Wednesday, The Indian Express reported that zoo officials failed to record the deaths of at least 50 animals last year to show a remarkable dip in mortality rate.

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Royal Bengal White tigers - Delhi zoo's showstoppers

The Royal Bengal White tigers on a winter morning in the National Zoological Park in New Delhi.