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First Zoo in India to have rare melanistic or black tiger Nandankanan starts showing them

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Two black tigers, born at the Nandankanan Zoological Park on July 28 last year, were today put on public display in an enclosure in the zoo.

Four cubs, including the melanistic duo, were born to a four-and-a-half-year-old white tigress, Sneha, and her partner, Manish, an eight-year-old Royal Bengal tiger, in an off-exhibit enclosure in the zoo last year. The other two cubs were also brought to the public enclosure today.Nandankanan was the first zoo in the country to have melanistic tigers born in captivity. It is a rare phenomenon. Earlier, a melanistic tiger had been spotted in the wilds of Similipal,

News Courtesy: The Telegraph