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Delhi might get either 'Jay' or 'Vijay' from Lucknow

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zoo is set to greet a white tiger, which will soon arrive from the zoo in Lucknow, under an exchange programme between the two zoological parks.

"One of the male two offsprings and born to a white tigress at zoo will be sent to zoo, "Director of Zoo, said.

The said this exchange is common practice in a zoo and is done to maintain genetic variation and breeding of tigers. Cross-mating is ensured to protect tigers from diseases and to increase their immunity.

"We have a white tigress and her two male offspring in Zoo. Since they can't mate, a tiger will be sent to in exchange of a tigress which will become a mate to the remaining male tiger here," Singh said.

He also said permission of this exchange programme has been obtained from the central zoo authority.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 14:23 IST