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The biological park at Pilikula near here is to get two white tigers within a month, according to park director Jayaprakash Bhandary. The proposal of getting a pair of white tigers from Rajkot, Gujarat was under process and it would be cleared within a month, he told reporters here.
The park would also get two pairs of bisons from Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram. The park had acquired three hippopotamus Bannerghatta biological park recently under the animal exchange programme, under which animals would be exchanged from one park to another with other animals. The Asiatic Lions which were brought from Rajkot were exchanged for a pair of lions from Pilikula. He said that two royal Bengal tigers would be shifted to Rajkot in exchange for one pair of white tigers. With the support of Rs 25 Lakh from the Indian Oil Corporation, a new enclosure for Asiatic Lions had been built, which would enable the zoo visitors to view animals from a nearer distance.
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