Junagadh zoo to get cheetahs from Singapore

June 12th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Junagadh (Gujarat), June 12 (IANS) Two cheetahs will be brought from Singapore to the Sakkarbaug Zoological Park in Junagad in Gujarat in exchange for lions, a zoo official said. V.M. Rana, the zoo superintendent, Wednesday said a pair of cheetahs, a male and a female, would be brought here within the next six months. In return, lions would be sent to Singapore.

He added that a team of officials from Junagadh will go to Singapore to bring the cheetahs.

The erstwhile rulers of Junagadh kept cheetahs as pets and a road crossing here is called the Cheetahkhana Chowk.

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