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Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP)

It was established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2009.

Key  facts

  • First zoo in the World to breed White tiger and Melanistic tiger.
  • Only conservation breeding centre of Indian Pangolins in the world.
  • Only zoological park in India to become an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquarium (WAZA).
  • Only zoo in India after which an express train Puri-New Delhi express has been named as "Nandankanan Express".
  • First zoo in India where endangered Ratel was born in captivity.
  • Only zoo in India to have an Open-top Leopard Enclosure.
  • Second largest heronry for Open Billied Storks in Odisha.

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