Mumbai: Next in line are two pairs of Gujarat lions who'll arrive in July

  • | Wednesday | 12th June, 2019

After a long wait, the path for bringing two pairs of lions to Veermata Jijabai Bhosale (VJB) Udyan and Zoo at Byculla seems to have been finally cleared. Incidentally, the Byculla zoo was represented by Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) Anwar Ahmed who is the Director of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). Meanwhile, a senior Byculla zoo official explained that early this month, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) in its meeting had cleared the proposal sent by Mumbai zoo for exchange of lions, while the function on Tuesday cleared all official procedures. With the death of two lioness — Anita in 2010 and Jimmy 2014 — there are no lions in the zoo. : Home to at least three species of large cats including two white tigers, five leopards and three lions.

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