The Aizawl Zoological Park got its first female Royal Bengal tiger, which was shifted from Guwahati Zoo under a one-time animal exchange programme.
The big cat was safely shifted to the Aizawl Zoo on February 14 and will need at least two weeks to acclimatise to the new environment, zoo officials said.
“The Royal Bengal tiger has been shifted from Guwahati, under an animal exchange programme with the approval of Central Zoo Authority. In February 2021, a few Hoolock gibbons too were transferred to Guwahati, in exchange for one male and one female tiger.”
Interestingly, only the female tiger reached the Aizawl Zoo. “There were some problems with the Guwahati Zoo. Instead of the male tiger, they offered us a Sangai or the Spirit Deer. The Department will decide on this later,” he said.
The tiger will be placed in a feeding cell and is expected to eat 8kg of raw meat daily.