Breeding Programme | Nandankanan,Odisha
literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Conservation Breeding of vultures: Nandankanan is among the six participating zoos for the conservation breeding of White-backed vulture identified by CZA. A conservation breeding centre for white backed vultures has been constructed during the year 2011-12 in an off-exhibit area of Nandankanan over an area of 0.3 acres of enclosed area surrounded by about seven acres of forested area with financial assistance form CZA. The breeding centre has been developed as a satellite campus with all the basic facilities. Two nursery aviaries (10 X 12 X 8 ft.) and one colony aviary (100 X 40 X 20 ft.) have been constructed for the said purpose. Central Zoo Authority has directed the Authority of Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior to shift 12 rescued Long billed Vultures housed at Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior to Nandankanan Biological Park. We are in touch with authority of Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior for shifting of Long billed Vultures to Nandankanan.