Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) The visitors to Kolkata’s Alipore Zoological Gardens can now see kangaroos after a gap of three years as four of the Australian mammals have been imported from Japan’s Yokohoma on Thursday, a senior zoo official said.
“Four kangaroos, two males and two females, have arrived here from the Kanazawa Zoo in Japan’s Yokohama. They have been gifted to us by the zoo,” Zoo director Ashish Kumar Samanta told IANS.
He said the city zoological garden is expected to get more animals by the end of the year in an animal exchange programme with the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.
“We are expecting a pair of lions, a pair of jaguars and eight pairs of mouse deer from Hyderabad in exchange of two giraffes and two salt water crocodiles,” he added.
The Alipore Zoo is the oldest formally stated zoological park in the country and a major tourist attraction in the city.
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