A short distance from the capital city, Bhubaneshwar, the Nandankanan zoo lies in the splendid environs of the Chandaka forest along the rippling waters of the Kanjila Lake. It contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Famed for its white tiger population, Nandankanan, or the garden of gods, has become a hot family favourite, with visitors getting an excellent opportunity to enjoy seeing this regal animals in their natural glory in and environment conducive to their growth. Over 67 kinds of mammal, 18 varieties of reptiles and 81 species of birds co-exist in the deeply forested boundaries. The zoo enjoys an excellent reputation, International, for successfully breeding Black Panthers, Gharial Crocodile and White Tigers in captivity. The White Tiger safari established in 1991 offers visitors the heavy excitement of viewing the rare White Tiger from specially deigned protected buses. The Lion safari offers an adventurous zing to the trip to Nandankanan. Apart from the fabulous Elephants, Cheetal, Sambar and numerous other animals roam about doing their daily business unhampered.
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