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150 militants waiting near LoC in PoK to infiltrate: Army

Baramulla, Apr 26 About 150 militants are waiting near the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) to sneak into the Valley, a top army official said today with an assertion that thRead More
Vikram Chowk- Gandhi Nagar Flyover all set to ease traffic congestion
BHATNAGAR APPOINTED CRPF DG; PACHNANDA, ITBP DG
STONE-PELTING WON’T HELP J&K, AZHARUDDIN TO YOUTH
RAIN LASHES KASHMIR, TEMPERATURE DIPS
Govt asks ISPs to stop transmission of social networking sites in valley
Clashes at Pampore, Soura, protests in Bandipora
DGP REVIEWS DARBAR MOVEARRANGEMENTS, LAW AND ORDER SITUATION
Grateful to people of Delhi for reposing faith in BJP: PM Modi
Grateful to people of Delhi for reposing faith in BJP: PM Modi
BJP retains Delhi's MCD with stupendous victory / AAP FINISHES SECOND, CONGRESS THIRD
Is New Motor Law enough to check underage driving? Offenders getting younger in Jammu!
INDIAN ARMED FORCES AIR POWER /Mi-35M (Hind E): If you have not seen a bull in full flight then better watch this machine!
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Places to Visit in Gujrat (Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden)

Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden also known as Sakkarbaug Zoo or Junagadh Zoo is a 200-hectare (490-acre) zoo that opened in 1863 at Junagadh, Gujarat, India. The zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian and the international endangered species captive breeding program for the critically endangered species. Wild free ranging Asiatic lions have become extinct over most of Asia and are today found only in the nearby Gir Forest.
The Sakkarbaug Zoo was established in 1863 by The Babi Nawabs of Junagadh state. It is oldest zoo of India and third biggest zoo in world.
In 2003 the zoo opened a natural history museum in a large hall in the veterinary hospital. The museum opened with the skeletons of two Asiatic lions, as well as panther, deer, wild boar, antelope, black buck, blue bull, and spotted deer. Eggs, beaks, and feathers of various birds were also on display. The museum will be expanded as specimens become available.
In 2008 the Sakkarbaug Zoo Management Advisory Society (initially with 10 members) was formed to develop and manage the zoo and its finances.
In 2009, Sakkarbaug Zoo became the only zoo in India to hold African cheetahs when it traded three of its lions with a Singapore zoo for two pairs of cheetahs. The last cheetah at the zoo had died over 60 years ago in 1946.
In 2011 the zoo received Indian gaur, Malabar giant squirrels, marmosets and green pheasants from Mysore Zoo in exchange for a pair of Asian lions. At this time, the zoo claimed to have 40 lions and lionesses in their genetic pool.
The zoo has been criticized for the size of some of its enclosures, but claims that it is in the process of upgrading them to meet the standards of the Central Zoo Authority of India (CZA), and hopes to be done by 2013.
In 2008 the zoo was home to 525 mammals (30 per cent of which are under Schedule-I of the Wildlife Act), 597 birds (10 per cent of which are under Schedule-I), and 111 reptiles, housed in 100 enclosures.
In 1998 the Central Zoo Authority of India expanded the captive breeding program for Asiatic lions to include 10 other zoos. The program is jointly managed by the CZA and the Sakkarbaug Zoo, which is the largest breeding center, with nearly 150 lions having been bred by 2008. The zoo is part of the breeding program for white-backed vultures. The first chick from this effort were born at the zoo's Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre in February 2011.
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