Tuesday, March 31, 2009

3 lions from Junagadh reach Singapore

3 lions from Junagadh reach Singapore
Times of India

JUNAGADH: Three Asiatic lions from herea lion and two lionesses reached the confines of a Singapore zoo on Wednesday, after flying to Singapore via  Ahmedabad. "Six-and-a-half-year-old Khapat, 4.5-year-old Amba and 10-year-old Swati reached their new house safely by a Singapore Airlines cargo plane," said zoo superintendent of Sakkarbag, VJ Rana said. "In exchange, two male-female pairs of cheetahs will arrive in Sakkarbaug in a week's time," he said, adding, Sakkarbag Zoo will be the first zoo in the country to have a complete cheetah family.

Sakkarbag zoo is the place from where lions have been sent to different parts of the world. Till now, 141 lions have been sent to zoos across the world, including Switzerland and Finland. As many as 30 species of animals have been transported from Junagadh zoo to Europe.

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