Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary Welcomes New Batch of Animals Through Exchange Program

Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary Welcomes New Batch of Animals Through Exchange Program

The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in Tripura recently welcomed a new batch of animals through an exchange program with the North Bengal Zoo. This initiative aims to enhance biodiversity and promote conservation efforts between the two regions.

New Residents

The new batch of animals comprises the following:

  • Two Royal Bengal tigers
  • Two leopards
  • Four golden pigeons
  • One silver pigeon
  • Two peafowls
  • Four hill mynas

Exchange Program Details

  • Origins: The animals arrived from the North Bengal Zoo as part of an exchange program.
  • Total Exchange: A total of 18 animals arrived in Tripura, while 12 animals from the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary will be sent to North Bengal.
  • Quarantine Period: Animals from North Bengal will undergo a one-month quarantine before being available for public viewing.
  • Closure for Safety: To ensure the safety of both incoming and outgoing animals during the loading and unloading process, the sanctuary will be closed to visitors for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday.


This exchange program not only enriches the biodiversity of both regions but also underscores the commitment to conservation efforts and collaboration between wildlife sanctuaries.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Answers:

  1. How many Royal Bengal tigers were part of the new batch of animals welcomed by the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary?
    • A) One
    • B) Two (Correct)
    • C) Three
    • D) None
  2. How many animals were exchanged in total between the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and the North Bengal Zoo?
    • A) 10
    • B) 12
    • C) 18 (Correct)
    • D) 20
  3. What is the quarantine period for animals arriving from North Bengal?
    • A) One week
    • B) Two weeks
    • C) One month (Correct)
    • D) Two months
  4. Why will the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary be closed to visitors for two days?
    • A) Annual maintenance
    • B) To welcome the new animals
    • C) For safety during animal loading and unloading (Correct)
    • D) Due to bad weather
  5. What is the primary significance of the animal exchange program?
    • A) Revenue generation
    • B) Conservation efforts and biodiversity enrichment (Correct)
    • C) Tourism promotion
    • D) Animal welfare awareness