Katraj Zoo Acquires White Tiger, Tigress

Pune: Citizens will be able to see white tigers in the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo from May


The citizens will able to see new white tiger and tigress in the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo Nom May this year. The Pune Municipal Cor-poration(PMC), which man-ages the Katraj Zoo, has brought them from Aurang-abad recently and will keep them in an enclosure at the 200. Rajiv Gandhi Zoo Direc-tor Rajkumar Jadhav con-firmed the news to Sakai Times and said, “The zoo had brought two tigers from Aurangabad and they will be put in an enclosure af-ter three weeks when they will become familiar with the zoo environment.”

The strength of the tigers at the zoo has now gone up to seven. Jadhav said that as the existing white tiger has be-come old, there was a need of a young big cat in the zoo. Now, as a young white ti-ger has been brought from Aurangabad, there are two white tigers and a tigress. Earlier, there were two yellow and black striped ti-ger and a tigress. As the sec ratio was disproportionate, the WO had decided to bring one more tigress from Au-rangabad zoo. Now, there are two tigers and two ti-gress.

The zoo management is also planning to concentrate on breeding and increasing the number of tigers in the 200. Nov{ the zoo will con-centrate on reproduction of the tigers as the proportion had been maintained. The newly brought tiger and tigress had been kept at a rehabilitation centre and in the month of May they will be transferred to the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo where the citizens will be able to see the.