Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Mysuru Zoo gets one more Asiatic lion
August 10, 2016,Mysuru, DHNS
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru, has added one more Asiatic lion to its collection of animals.
Ranita, a six-year-old female lion arrived here, on Thursday midnight (August 4), from Sakkarbaugh Zoo, Junagadh, Gujarat, on an animal exchange programme.
According to K Kamala, Deputy Conservator of Forests and Executive Director of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Ranita is doing well and is kept under quarantine at an enclosure. Ranita will be released for public view in a week’s time after she recovers from the long journey.
With the addition of Ranita, the number of lions has increased to four in the zoo. The zoo already has Asiatic female lion Gowri and Afro-Asiatic lions Darshan and Rakshitha.