Choubey reportedly named the tiger cub as Himansi and the lion cub as Kamini. He also hailed two caretakers namely Hemant and Prashant for taking care of the cubs, which were born in March earlier this year, like their mothers. Besides, he promised to give rewards to both Hemant and Prashant for their service.
Ashwini Choubey also visited the animal hospital and expressed his happiness over the facilities it has. He also witnessed the treatment of Manju, a cheetah. Similarly, he saw the one-year-old lion cub Barsha and toured the pangolin training center.
Apart from interacting with the officials of the Nandankanan Zoo and lauding their efforts and calling the zoo a haven for the animals, the Union Minister also promised to provide all support to convert the zoo into a world-class facility.
The minister interacted with the zoo officials and congratulated them for their exemplary work. pic.twitter.com/j9SCuUo3Hd
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It is to be noted here that the Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change is on a three-day Odisha tour to attend several programs.