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Nandankanan Zoo Records Highest Footfall

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Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan Zoological Park, on the outskirts of Odisha capital has breached the earlier records in terms of the number of tourist footfalls in 2017-18 financial year.

As many as 34.91 lakh tourists visited the botanical and zoological park, an increase of 1.14 lakh tourists as compared to the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Zoo officials said that the park also witnessed a record collection of revenue of Rs 14.28 crore in 2017-18 as against Rs 9.69 crore in 2016-17.

The addition of species and several visitors’ amenities including four drinking water points and a baby care centre, renovation of six rain shelters along with the creation of three new rain shelters in the last fiscal year could have boost the tourist inflow, sources said.