Sunday, February 25, 2024

Odisha zoo adds wallaby, livingstone turaco pairs in its cap – N.F Times

Bhubaneswar: The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city in Odisha added a pair of wallabies and a pair of livingstone turacos in its cap.

One pair of wallabies and one pair of livingstone turacos have been brought to the Nandankanan as part of the animal acquisition schedule.

While wallaby is a new species to Nandankanan, the acquisition of turaco is intended for pairing with existing turacos, the NZP said in a release.

The new members have been kept in quarantine.

Livingstone’s turaco is a species of bird in the family Musophagidae, which was named for Charles Livingstone, the brother of David Livingstone. The bright green turaco with a white-tipped crest is found in the humid first areas of Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Similarly, wallaby is a small to medium-sized mammal belonging to the kangaroo family, Macropodidae. The species is found chiefly in Australia. They resemble kangaroos but differ somewhat in dentition.

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