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Mysuru zoo released three African Cheetahs for public viewing


Team Udayavani, Oct 15, 2020, 1:47 PM IST

Mysuru: The District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar on Thursday, October 15 released African Cheetahs for public viewing at Mysuru Zoo.

In August this year, as part of the Animal Exchange Programme, Mysuru Zoo had acquired one male and two female African hunting Cheetah from Ann Van Dyke Cheetah Centre at Johannesburg, South Africa.

Three Cheetah’s aged 14, 15 (female) and 16 months were flown into Mysuru from South Africa via Singapore.

Mysuru zoo is the second zoo in the country to house hunting cheetahs after Hyderabad zoo which has a pair of big cats. The zoo authority has constructed a first-of-its-kind glass enclosure to maintain a tranquil atmosphere and ensure proper display to the public.

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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysuru was established in 1892 by Mysore King Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur. At present, the zoo has 1,450 specimens comprising 168 species representing more than 25 countries. According to officials, the zoo attracts more than 3 million visitors annually.

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