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Nandan Kanan National Park

, Orissa

(Nandan Kanan National Park is also known as Nandankanan)
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State: Orissa
Famous for/as: Wildlife
Nandankanan is a national park located in the State of Orissa. Nandankanan is the first zoological park to become a member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It was established in 1960 and serves as an open sanctuary as well as a zoo. It also has a botanical garden that is located within the premises. The national park is known for its population of white tigers and it is one of the few zoos in the country to have a substantial white tiger population. It is also home to 43 different species of mammals and 23 varieties of reptiles.

The zoo is also known for its breeding program. The program has been successful in breeding panthers, tigers, gharial crocodiles and other animals. A unique feature of the zoo is the adopting an animal program. People can adopt six endangered species such as white tiger, orangutan, rhinoceros and a few other animals.

The zoo also enjoys the distinction of having the lowest mortality rate for animals in captivity. Along with the successful breeding program, The National Park is one of the most successful in the country. The State of Bank of India is among the first to have adopted an animal. And it is continuing to support the program.
To visit and experience Orissa hassle-free, view Orissa tour packages.

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