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Deer to civets, Delhi zoo probe had wide ambit

Set up by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in June 2018, the five-member committee looked into various complaints and compiled a report of its investigation

Expired meds, indifferent staff: Delhi zoo panel red flags

The five-member committee looked into several claims, including cover-up of deaths of wild animals, illegal procurement of animals, and the disappearance of a Schedule X drug, Ketamine.


Ministry panel recommends transfer of Delhi Zoo control to central body

The move was recommended by a ‘high-level committee’ formed by the ministry to look into various issues reported at the NZP, including allegations of mismanagement in recording deaths of wild animals and their illegal procurement.

Four years after its last giraffe died, Delhi Zoo hopes to bring five more from Thailand

The Delhi zoo’s last surviving giraffe, Ankit, had died in June 2015, after suffering a heart attack and kidney failure. It was an offspring of a giraffe pair brought from Kolkata in the late 90s, as per reports.

Coming to a zoo near you: Pythons, cobras and boas

On the list are five pythons, four cobras, four rat snakes, two monitor lizards, and — in what will be two new species at the Delhi Zoo — a pair each of common sand boa and red sand boa.

Delhi zoo moves to summer schedule; ORS, glucose, coolers beat the heat

Even as mercury soars to 47-48 degrees Celsius in peak summer, inside the night house, where the big cats are kept in steel cages, two large, heavy-duty desert coolers and four 'toofan' fans whirl non-stop to maintain the ideal temperature -- between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius -- for the animals.


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. 

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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.

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Under The 40-Degree Plus Sun, Delhi Zoo Goes Into Summer Protocol

As Delhi complains of the heat, try being in Riaz Khan’s shoes. His one inmate is used to -2 degrees Celsius, the other to 40-degree temperatures; the biggest weighs in at 2,500 kg, the smallest is lighter than 15 gm; one calls for wheelbarrow khichdi meals, the other for kheer. 176 acres, 1,500-plus creatures, 200 […]