BHUBANESWAR: The sighting of a baby pangolin in the breeding centre of Nandankanan Zoological Park here has brought cheer to conservationists as this is for the first time that these toothless mammals have successfully bred in captivity in India.

BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to enhance its exhibit value, the Nandankanan Zoological Park has decided to get new inmates and add more enclosures.

A Rs 3 crore proposal has been submitted before Central Zoo Authority (CZA) as part of the annual plan of action.

BHUBANESWAR: Feline Panleukopenia (FPL) has caused devastation in the zoos across India, taking a toll on the captive population of large cats but a high precision study undertaken by the Nandankanan Zoological Park here may finally provide some answer to the dreaded viral disease.

- Birsa Munda Zoological Park allows individuals and organisations to adopt animals and birds

Take your pick: A tiger and birds at the Birsa Munda Zoological Park in Ranchi. File pictures

Ranchi, Jan. 29: Like someone you saw at the zoo? Now, you can adopt them too.

Every morning Ajit Kumar Pattnaik, 45, goes into one of the six enclosures in the middle of the Nandankanan Zoological Park and touches a scaly mammal.

He then closely examines the quantity and quality of termites left as the mammal's food. The mammal, known as Indian pangolin, curls up as if in self-defence and then moves back into the burrow.

BHUBANESWAR: The wildlife wing of the Forest department has raised concerns over the setting up of 1,000 mw thermal power plant proposed by Tata Power Company at Naraj.

Its proximity to critical sites, impact of pollution on them as well as on the wildlife are issues the wildlife wing is worried about.