Nandankanan Zoo to be reopened for visitors from` today

Bhubaneswar: The Fani-ravaged Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts here would be reopened for visitors from Tuesday.

This was decided after inspection of the zoo’s condition by a technical team on Monday. The zoo was closed for an indefinite period after the cyclone that had hit Odisha on May 3. The green cover in the zoo was badly affected by the cyclone.

Thousands of trees at the zoo and medicinal plants grown at its Botanical Garden were uprooted and damaged. As many as 213 enclosures built for the animals at the zoo were also damaged by the cyclone.