Rescued lion, lioness brought to Van Vihar Zoo

Last Updated: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 18:58

Bhopal: A lion and lioness were today brought
from Kanan Pendari Zoo in Bilaspur to the Van Vihar Zoo and
Animal Rescue Centre here.

"Lion Sultan and lioness Jamuna (both 17) were brought by
road to Van Vihar," Zoo Assistant Director A K Khare said.

He said Sultan and Jamuna were fine and added they were
rescued from Raj Kamal circus in Korba in 2006.

The other animals who were rescued from the circus had
already been brought to Van Vihar - the lone animal rescue
centre of Central India.

They were brought to Van Vihar under the guidelines of
Central Zoo Authority, the Assistant Director said.

Khare said with Sultan and Jamuna entry`s the number of
lion population in the Van Vihar Zoo and Animal Rescue Centre
has risen to 16.


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First Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 18:58

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