New Additions to Pilikula Biological Park: Animals Include Rare Comb Duck & Asiatic Lioness

New Additions to Pilikula Biological Park: Animals Include Rare Comb Duck & Asiatic Lioness

The rare Comb Duck and an Asiatic Lioness are among the additions of wild animals and birds to the Pilikula Biological Park now. The other additions include a pair of wolves, a pair of golden jackals, and three pheasants. All of them have been brought from the Rajkot zoo in Gujarat under the animal exchange programme. Golden jackals have now joined the list of endangered animals he said, adding that Comb Duck is a rare bird.

The park in return gave four wild dogs, a leopard, two civet cats, four reticulated pythons, four mountain snakes, a green snake, and a sand boa to the Rajkot zoo, he said. The exchange was done with the approval of the Central Zoo Authority.
Presently all of them have been quarantined. They will be let into the visitors’ enclosures for people to see once they get accustomed to the local conditions. Their health conditions are being monitored closely.
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