21 C
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    Meet Simba! The New boy in the Town

    The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region

    Guwahati: Meet Simba! Not the one in animation in the epic Hollywood movie ‘The Lion King’ but the real one which has just started to feel homely in the city.

    A lioness in the Assam State Zoo has recently given birth to a cub in captivity and the zoo authority has christened it as ‘Simba’.  The cub is reportedly healthy and undergoing all necessary attention.

    But that’s not all.

    A tigress kept in the state zoo has also given birth to two tiger cubs.

    Sharing the news, Assam’s forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Wednesday tweeted: “Such a cheerful news. Glad to share with you all that our lioness and tigress have given birth to one lion cub and two tiger cubs at @assamzoo  during the lockdown period. Zoo family has named the lion cub as ‘SIMBA’. My heartiest congratulations.”

    The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region. Spread across 432 acre (175 hectare), the zoo is located in the heart of the city within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest.

    It is the home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    Assam: Writer Sikha Sarma receives rape threat in Facebook

    Rongmon Nath, a student of Gauhati University, made derogatory remarks against Sikha Sarma in a Facebook post.

    Jorhat Admin enforces section 144 CrPC amid surge in COVID-19 cases

    Six new people were tested positive to COVID-19 in Jorhat on Monday

    BREAKING: ULFA (I) warns of ‘Action’ against Tata’s Amalgamated Plantation in Assam

    The outfit said that the company's head office was outside Assam where no indigenous personnel from Assam were in employment

    Breaking | Sikha Sarma slapped with sedition charges, sent to judicial custody

    Sikha Sarma in a Facebook post refused to consider the soldiers killed in the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh as martyrs

    Assam Phase III Polls: Fate of 337 candidates in fray including 25 women

    Election Commission of India is ready to conduct polling at 11,401 centers

    Ex-CM Bhumidhar Barman is stable, still in ICU: APCC

    Ex-CM Barman is being treated under the supervision of Dr Sohidul Alom Choudhury