Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giant squirrel, bison to be displayed at Sakkarbaug zoo

Apr 30, 2011, 10.45pm IST
RAJKOT: Visitors to the state forest department-run Sakkarbaug zoo will have some more species to watch. Forest department officials say that from May 1, Swarnim Gujarat day, a bison and a giant squirrel that have been brought from Mysore zoo will be on display for public view.
According to V J Rana, director of Sakkarbaug zoo, six bird species have been brought to the zoo from Mysore in exchange for a lion and a lioness. We will put the giant squirrel and the bison on display from May 1 and the rest will be displayed in the near future," Rana added.
Sakkarbaug zoo is major attraction for wildlife lovers and children with a variety of wildlife species available on public display, including cheetahs. Sakkarbaug zoo is the only zoo in the country which has cheetahs, which were brought from Singapore in exchange for Asiatic lions.
Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-30/rajkot/29490557_1_sakkarbaug-zoo-mysore-zoo-giant-squirrel

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