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Hyenas Get New Home In Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar :17/10/17; A refurbished enclosure was thrown open today for comfortable sojourn of hyenas in Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological park.

The old enclosure was in dilapidated condition and was posing hurdle to accommodate seven hyenas. The park is presently home to four male and three hyenas.

Minister of forest and environment today inaugurated the enclosure in the presence of MLA Priyadarsi Misra, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (wildlife) Sandip Tripathy and Director NZP S. K. Acharya.

For better management of the species, the enclosure was completed renovated and completed within a span of one year at an estimated Rs 35 lakh cost.

The enclosure is stretched across 1810.00 square metre, spacious enough for comfortably stay of seven hyenas. The enclosure has six numbers of feeding chambers, keepers’ corridor, four numbers of back kraals, two numbers of display area with moats. The construction is the enclosure is strictly in conformity with central zoo authority guidelines, said officials.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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