In an exchange program, the state forest department will bring a White tiger and a Bengal tiger from the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha. The initiative will start after receiving a green signal from the Central Zoological Authority (CZA). In return, the state will send alligators, wolves, Chinkara and leopards.
An official said: “Along with the white tiger, the birds will be brought to the exchange program. The work will begin after the approval of the CZA ”.
Recently, after the demise of a 15-year-old white tiger, known as “Raja”, Nahargarh Biological Park left with no white tiger. Likewise, another white tigress Sita died last year.
An official said that, before bringing in the tigers, the forest department will install CCTV cameras in cages for 24×7 monitoring at Jaipur’s Nahargarh Biological Park. This was recommended by experts at the Chhatbir Zoo in Punjab.
Notably, the Nahargarh Biological Park was recently in the news due to the sudden death of wild cats. therefore, the authorities are taking steps to ensure the safety of the tigers before they are brought in from Odisha.