Jaipur Zoo gets male Royal Bengal tiger after two years

Jaipur A seven-year-old Royal Bengal tiger today joined Jaipur Zoo under an exchange programme, for which a tigress from the zoo has been sent to Bhopal.

There was no male tiger at Jaipur Zoo since 2011 while there are three tigresses now.

After the tiger's arrival, the Jaipur Zoo will conduct tiger breeding which was on a halt for the last two years in absence of a male tiger.

The tiger named 'Nahar' is kept in an enclosure here and visitors will be able to see him after a week, Dr Arvind Mathur, veterinary doctors of the zoo said.

"The Jaipur Zoo now after the exchange has three tigress and one tiger and efforts to revive their population will be made now," he said.

Story First Published: March 23, 2013 23:05 IST

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