Delhi zoo gets Bengal tigress for breeding loses tiger the next day

  • | Friday | 20th November, 2020

A Bengal tiger has an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years in the wild. The Delhi zoo had three Royal Bengal tigers till a year ago. The Delhi zoo did not have a Royal Bengal tigress for six years despite it being a participating zoo for the Conservation Breeding Programme of Bengal Tiger,Pandey said. Recently, the Delhi zoo acquired five species — wild boar, black and grey partridge, golden pheasant, Eurasian dove and jungle cat — from Chandigarh's Chhatbir Zoo. "There are around 88 species in the Delhi zoo at present.

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