The Assam Kaziranga University

Guwahati’s Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden has recently received a delightful addition to its diverse wildlife collection. After a gap of three decades, the zoo welcomed five new inhabitants, comprising two zebras, two mandarin ducks, and a female giraffe.

Sources indicate that the zebras and mandarin ducks were transported from Mysore, while the female giraffe arrived from Patna. The arrival of these captivating creatures has generated excitement among zoo visitors, who have eagerly awaited such an event for many years.

On Monday, Assam’s Minister for Environment & Forests, Chandra Mohan Patowary, officially introduced the animals to the public. During the announcement, Minister Patowary took the opportunity to reveal the names chosen for each of the five animals.

The two zebras have been christened Jay and Jaya, embodying the enthusiasm and energy that these beautiful creatures symbolize. Meanwhile, the female giraffe has been given the name Bijaya, a fitting title for an animal that signifies grace and elegance.

This news comes shortly after the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, commonly known as Patna Zoo, also participated in an animal exchange program with the Assam Zoo. According to reports, Patna Zoo received four new residents earlier this month, including a pair of hoolock gibbons, a male black panther, and a female rhinoceros. In exchange, the zoo sent one of its female giraffes to Assam.

To ensure a smooth transition and complete the necessary formalities, a dedicated team of officials and veterinarians from the Assam Zoo visited the Patna Zoo. This exchange initiative aims to enhance the genetic diversity and well-being of the animals housed in both zoos, fostering collaboration and conservation efforts.

With these recent arrivals, both the Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden and the Patna Zoo are poised to provide an enriching experience for visitors and contribute to the preservation of endangered species. Visitors can now witness these magnificent creatures up close, marveling at their unique beauty and learning more about their natural habitats.

The Assam Kaziranga University