Friday, March 31, 2017

Soon, pure-bred Asiatic lions to roar in Katraj

| | Updated: Mar 7, 2017, 09.52 AM ISTPUNE: Those who have heard lions roaring in the city zoo over the last few months and are eager to see them may just have to wait a little longer.

Officials at the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Katraj said the only pair of pure-bred Asiatic lions in the state will be put on display in a week's time.

The lions Subhi and Tejas would occupy one of the tiger enclosures here, officials said.

According to zoo director Rajkumar Jadhav, "The lions were under quarantine since they arrived. They have been cleared of the quarantine and are now in the process of being moved to their new enclosure. We have two tiger enclosures at the zoo, one of which will now be occupied by the lions. We aim to finish constructing their new enclosure within 2017".

Initially, the lions were to be put on display around the Republic Day weekend. The date was then postponed to Valentine's Day. They are now slated to be exhibited in a week.

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