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Third tiger cub at Patna zoo also dead


September 4th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) All three tiger cubs born at the Patna Zoological Park July 31 have died within a week, succumbing to infection, a zoo official said Tuesday.The last ... Read more...

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Another tiger cub dies in Bihar


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) The death of another tiger cub in the Patna Zoological Park here has shocked zoo officials and wildlife lovers as only last month one of the ... Read more...

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Tiger cub dies, two others critical


August 29th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Patna Zoological Park had reason to celebrate in July after tigress Swarna gave birth to three cubs. Just a month later, however, there is a ... Read more...

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Delhi zoo looks at better upkeep - with its own revenue


February 10th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) There is good news for the Delhi zoo that attracts nearly 8,000 visitors every weekend and houses over 1,000 varieties of animals and birds, but ... Read more...

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Crocodile attends papal audience


January 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday addressed around 7,000 faithful - and a crocodile.To commemorate the Rome zoo's 100th anniversary, staff members attended the pope's general indoor ... Read more...

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Delhi Zoo becomes virtual island, agencies pass buck


September 11th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Life in the city may have returned to normal after Friday's torrential rains but Delhi Zoo is still a virtually island, while the authorities pass ... Read more...

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Court summons MCD chief over zoo flooding threat


July 13th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) commissioner to appear before it to explain alleged lapses in a drain pipe ... Read more...

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Prepared for monsoon: Delhi civic agency


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Wednesday said it was prepared for the monsoon and vector-borne diseases."We have already stepped up our activities of ... Read more...

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Black bucks’ death: Court issues notice to MCD


May 27th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) More than seven months after over two dozen black bucks at Delhi's National Zoological Park died after drinking contaminated water mixed with back-flowing storm water, ... Read more...

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Will Dhoni adopt a tiger please!


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) Enthused by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's gesture to 'adopt' a tigress, the authorities at Birsa Zoological Park are hoping cricket captain and Ranchi boy M.S. ... Read more...

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Bhopal zoo to get 10th Royal Bengal Tiger


April 26th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 26 (IANS) Van Vihar, a home for orphaned animals in the heart of the Madhya Pradesh capital, will soon get its 10th Royal Bengal Tiger when a three-year-old ... Read more...

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Tirupati temple proposes breeding of civet for musk


March 10th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) To meet the demand for musk at Sri Venkateswara temple -- India's richest temple -- in Tirupati, the temple administration has proposed to sponsor breeding ... Read more...

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Delhi Zoo a death trap, court told


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought a reply from the central government on a public interest litigation by a law student who said that the National Zoological ... Read more...

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Decline in number of winged visitors to Delhi zoo


December 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From a few thousands in the 1980s to a few hundreds now, the number of migratory birds visiting Delhi zoo in winter has dropped drastically. ... Read more...

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Aurangabad tigress gifted to Jamshedpur’s Tata Zoological Park


December 11th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaJamshedpur (Jharkhand), Dec.11 (ANI): The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation Zoo located in Maharashtra gifted a tigress to the Tata Zoological Park in Jamshedpur.Rita, a beautiful striped feline beauty, arrived at Jamshedpur ... Read more...

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Crocodile caught after eight days of hide and seek


November 16th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 16 (IANS) A crocodile, which had been playing hide and seek since it was found in a trench near here eight days ago, was finally caught Tuesday morning and shifted ... Read more...

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Crocodile found in trench in Hyderabad


November 9th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) A crocodile was found in a trench on the outskirts of Hyderabad Monday, causing panic among locals, police said.The crocodile was spotted at Kokapet in Nanakram Guda by ... Read more...

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Johansson, McAdams compete to star opposite Damon


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Hollywood actresses Scarlett Johansson and Rachel McAdams are reportedly competing to star opposite actor Matt Damon in a new film "We Bought A Zoo" directed by Cameron Crowe.Contactmusic.com ... Read more...

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West Bengal sets up new zoo authority


October 30th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) A zoo authority has been set in West Bengal to control the two largest zoos in the state, an official said here Saturday.The Alipore Zoological Gardens in the ... Read more...

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Pune zoo launches animal adoption scheme


October 17th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji SalunkePune, Oct.17 (ANI): The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Pune has launched a programme 'Adopt an Animal' to bring in people's participation in the upkeep of the inmates in the ... Read more...

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Nandankanan Zological Park in Orissa has a baby chimpanzee


September 4th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarda LahangirBhubaneswar, Sep 4 (ANI): A staff member of the Nandankanan Zoological Park here, has taken charge of an abandoned baby chimpanzee just like his own child.Sriharicharan who is an animal ... Read more...

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Vizag Zoo now has substantial rock python population


August 16th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Basi ReddyVisakhapatnam, Aug 16 (ANI): The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam now has eleven rare rock pythons to boast about.The substantial increase in the python population is due to a ... Read more...

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Captured leopard dies at Punjab zoo


May 19th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Zirakpur (Punjab), May 18 (IANS) A two-year-old female leopard, captured by the forest department officials from a village Sunday, died at Chhatbir zoological park here Tuesday, officials said. According to the officials, the ... Read more...

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Two black bucks find a home at Patna Zoo


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, May 2 (ANI): The Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Park in Patna has rehabilitated two black bucks after they were rescued from the captivity of certain villagers who had kept them as pets. ... Read more...

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Orissa investigators in Haryana to trace stolen macaws


March 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) A team of investigators from Orissa is camping at Gurgaon in Haryana to trace a pair of macaws stolen last year from Nandankanan zoo here, an official said ... Read more...

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Don’t open dolphinarium, PETA tells Jairam


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh urging him to scrap plans to build a ... Read more...

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12 animals died in Delhi zoo since October 2009


March 8th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) At least 12 animals have died in the Delhi Zoo since October last year, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday. "As per information received from the director, National ... Read more...

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Soon, a flick on restoration of run-down Dartmoor zoo


March 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): The restoration of the derelict Dartmoor zoo is set to become the plot a new Hollywood flick.Filmmaker Cameron Crowe will reportedly helm the movie, which will be adaptation ... Read more...

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Leopard eats own cub in Orissa zoo


February 27th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) A leopard ate her own cub in an enclosure of the Nandankanan Zoo in Orissa, hampering the captive breeding efforts of the zoo authorities, an official said Saturday. "We ... Read more...

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Wildlife photographer stripped of top award


January 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 21 (ANI): Reports indicate that the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award has been disqualified after judges ruled that the featured wolf in the photograph was probably ... Read more...

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Punjab Government kicks off animal adoption scheme


January 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Jan 13(ANI): The Punjab Government has initiated an animal adoption scheme, where they have offered a chance to adopt wild animals and birds from major zoos of the ... Read more...

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Andhra Govt. to translocate captive elephants from zoos, circuses to national parks


December 27th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Dec.27 (ANI): In a move which may draw appreciation of animal lovers, Andhra Pradesh government has decided to translocate captive elephants from zoos and circuses to national parks and ... Read more...

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Even chimps enjoy listening to good music


November 30th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 30 (ANI): A female chimp with the ear for music has led researchers to believe that chimpanzees too enjoy a good tune.Kazuhide Hashiya of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, learned ... Read more...

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Flying foxes get sanctuary in Jharkhand (Feature with images)


November 20th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jamshedpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Every evening, as dusk gathers on the smoking chimneys of this iron and steel township, an army of giant vampires creeps out of lairs on a ... Read more...

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Ahmedabad zoo offers a chance to adopt wild animals and birds


November 6th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Uday AdhvaryuAhmedabad, Nov 6(ANI): The Kamala Nehru Zoological Park in Ahmedabad has offered a chance to its residents to adopt wild animals and birds through a scheme.The scheme "friends of ... Read more...

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