Ashwini Choubey names lion and tiger cubs in Nandankanan Zoological Park


New Delhi: Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ashwini Choubey visited Nandankanan Zoological Park and named a lion cub and tiger cub in Bhubaneswar.

Choubey named the tiger cub as “Himansi” and the lion cub as “Kamini”, as per official

Both cubs were born in captivity in March, they said. Choubey, the minister of state for forest, also lauded the devotion of the attendants for rearing the cubs with affection.

The Minister 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 also 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 a tigress Manju. 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.


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