Lucknow’s ‘Vi/Jay’ to be Delhi’s pride
Lucknow: Delhi zoo is set to greet a white tiger, which will soon arrive from the zoo in Lucknow, under an exchange programme between the two zoological parks.
“One of the male two offsprings Jay and Vijay born to a white tigress at Lucknow zoo will be sent to Delhi zoo,” Director of Lucknow Zoo, Rajendra Kumar Singh said.
The official said this exchange is common practice in a zoo and is done to maintain genetic variation and breeding of tigers. Crossmating is ensured to protect tigers from diseases and to increase their immunity.
“We have a white tigress and her two male offspring in Lucknow Zoo. Since they can’t mate, a tiger will be sent to Delhi in exchange of a tigress which will become a mate to the remaining male tiger here,” Singh said.
He also said permission of
We have a white tigress and her 2 male offspring in Lucknow Zoo. Since they can’t mate, a tiger will be sent to Delhi in exchange of a tigress. Rajendra Kumar Singh, Director, Lucknow Zoo
this exchange programme has been obtained from the central zoo authority.
It may be recalled that 12 new inmates were welcomed by Delhi zoo from Lucknow, Patna, Jammu, Raipur, Mysore, Goa and Tripurainfuse fresh blood last year.
Under a new animal exchange programme with zoos across the country, the Delhi zoo had proposed to give 16 animals in return of 12 different species of animals.
Photos of white tigers Jay and Vijay tweeted by ANI