Three new zebras from Israel's Ramat Gan Safari were welcomed by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Park in Lucknow yesterday. Reportedly, two males and one female aged between two to three years have come all the way from Israel's Zoological Center Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan, commonly known as Safari Ramat Gan. As per the officials of the zoo, another set of three zebras will arrive in Lucknow in a week's time.
Zebras return to Lucknow's Zoo after 7 years!
Notably, the practise of bringing zebras from abroad was initiated in the year 2018, to further expand the diverse range of wildlife at the zoo. According to the director of the zoo, the cargo-carrying the 3 zebras took off on Wednesday from Israel and reached Delhi airport via Abu Dhabi at 3 AM on Thursday. The animals were then brought to Lucknow, under the supervision of Dr. Brijendra Mani Yadav. According to Dr. Yadav, these zebras successfully managed to undertake this 500-kilometre journey and were fed three times during the travel.
In an attempt to help the zebras adapt to the change in their environment, all three of them have been kept in an isolation ward near the giraffe's enclosure for a period of 15 days. Post the arrival of the next set of zebras from Israel, a pair of zebras will be sent to Gorakhpur and one to the Kanpur's Zoo as well, informed the director of Lucknow Zoo. Interestingly, the animal lovers of Lucknow will now be able to see zebras in the zoo again, after a gap of 7 years!
With inputs from Pawan Kaushal