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Saudi gifts African Lions, Cheetahs to Hyderabad Zoo

Posted by on December 10, 2013 0 Comment

HY22CUBS_1402926gSaudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Al Saud has gifted from Saudi a pair each of African lions and cheetahs to Nehru Zoological Park of Hyderabad.

Animals from National Wildlife Research Centre of Saudi Arabia reached the zoo Monday. Two officials from the centre accompanied the animals.

Zoo officials said Saudi Prince Bandar, chairman of Saudi Wildlife Authority, had offered the gift during his visit to the zoo in October last year. He was in the city to attend the international biodiversity conference.

Prince had appreciated the zoo’s facilities and had promised the gift. The state government accepted the gift.
The Saudi authorities had subsequently informed the zoo officials to make arrangements to complete the formalities.

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