Nandankanan Zoo plans to introduce tiger rewilding project soon
Bhubaneswar: The authorities of Nandankanan Zoological park are planning to introduce a tiger rewilding project, in which tiger cubs born in the zoo will be released in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.
“The project will help find out the proportion of melanistic genes, normal tiger genes and healthy genes of the tigers in Nandankanan zoo. After a thorough study, a proper breeding plan will carry out to increase the number of tigers” he informed.
At present Nandankanan is home to 26 tigers which involves three male melanistic tigers, seven white tigers including a cub, and 16 normal coloured tigers.