literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Research work carried out and publications

Displaying its long-term commitment to research, Nandankanan Biological Park supported a number of research projects to assess biodiversity conservation, wildlife management, animal health issues and management of captive animals. To ensure optimal outcomes collaboration with the number of organization was given priority. The research teams are made up of Orissa Veterinary College, zoo vets, collaborating scientists and students of graduate, masters and PhD levels. Funding for research is provided by CZA. The research findings would further increase our expertise in the management of captive animals.

The major focus of the research studies carried out during the year mostly focused on standardization of artificial incubation techniques for birds and reptiles, standardization of hand rearing protocols for baby animals, management of health care related issues, behavioural studies on maternal behaviour of Indian pangolins, analysis effect of inbreeding on captive tigers, hormonal studies to determine reproductive status and stress in wild animals. Some of the studies are published in national and international journals which are mentioned bellow.

The research studies carried out during the year mostly focused on health care management, breeding biology of endangered species, hormonal studies to determine reproductive status of zoo animals, studies on diversity and distribution of free living species of Nandankanan. Some of the studies are published in national and international journals which are mentioned below.

  • Das, S., Dehuri, M., Panda, M.R., Sahoo, N., Mohanty B.N. & Mahapatra, T. (2018). Gastro-intestinal Helminthic Infection in Herbivore Safari at Nandankanan Zoological Park. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(08): 1034-1039.
  • Mohanty, S.T., Patra, B.K., Barik, A.K., Mohanty, D.N., Sahoo, N., Sahu, S.K., Mohapatra, A.P.K. & Sahoo, S.S. (2018). Estimation of faecal estrogen and progesterone profile at estrous and post estrous period irrespective of mating in lioness. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 6(4):2508-2513.
  • Panda, S.K. & Sahu, S.K. (2018). Status of diseases in wild birds. In proceedings of National Symposium on ‘Recent advances in Veterinary Pathology and Disease Diagnosis for Sustainable Livestock and Poultry Production. pp 393- 396.
  • Sahu, S. K., Mohapatra, S., & Mohapatra, R. K. (2018). Management of a compound carpometacarpal fracture in a lesser adjutant stork (Leptoptilos javanicus): a case report. Int J Avian & Wildlife Biol, 3(4), 315-317.
  • Mohapatra, R. K., Panda, S., & Sahu, S. K. (2018). On the gestation period of Indian pangolins (Manis crassicaudata) in captivity. Biodiversity Int J, 2(6), 559-560.
  • Mohapatra, R. K. (2018). Sighting of Indian grey hornbill and Rufous woodpecker at Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India. Int J Avian & Wildlife Biol, 3(4), 307-308.
  • Mohapatra, R. K., Sahu, S. K., Panda, S., Das, J. K., & Upadhyay, H. S. (2019). Himalayan Griffon: rescue and treatment of Gyps himalayensis in Odisha, India. ZOO'S PRINT, 34(3), 24-27.
  • Mohapatra, R. K., Panda, B. P., & Panda, M. K. (2019). Colonial nesting of Asian openbill storks (Anastomus oscitans) in Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha. Int J Avian & Wildlife Biol, 4(1), 14-17.
  • Challender, D.W., Ades, G.W., Chin, J.S., Sun, N.C.M., Chong, J.L., Connelly, E., Hywood, L., Luz, S., Mohapatra, R.K., de Ornellas, P. & Parker, K. (2019). Evaluating the feasibility of pangolin farming and its potential conservation impact. Global Ecology and Conservation, 20, p.e00714.
  • Mohapatra, R.K., Purohit ,S., Ray, S.S., Sahoo, A.A., Panda, M.K., Panda, B.P., Nanda, S., Sahoo, M., Padhee, B.K., Parmar, M., Biswal ,U., Parida, S.P., Das, J.K., Paul. S. (2019). Addition of some bird species to checklist of Nandankanan wildlife sanctuary, Odisha. Int J Avian & Wildlife Biol, 4(3), 80-85.
  • Mohapatra, R.K. and Panda, M.K. (2019). Pangolin Education Kit. Nandankanan Biological Park. Bhubaneswar, Odisha. pp 1-36.
  • Mohapatra, R.K., Bhatia, G. Das, J.K. and Paul, S. (2019) Birds of Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary-a pocket guide to 168 familiar birds. Nandankanan Biological Park, Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha.
  • Mohapatra, R.K., Banik, A., Sahu, S.K., Panda, S. and Dangar, T.K. (2020) Parasites and bacteria associated with Indian pangolins Manis crassicaudata (Mammalia: Manidae). Global Ecology and Conservation. p.e01042: 1-9.
  • Sahu, S.K., Sahoo, N., Mohanty, B. and Mohapatra, D., 2020. Piroplasmosis in a captive Grant’s Zebra Equus quagga boehmi (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Equidae)-a case study. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 12(5), pp.15646-15650.
  • Sahu , S.K., Hota , S.R., Behera , B.K., Dash M. and Sahoo, N. (2019) Molecular detection of Theileria spp. in apparently healthy cervids of Nandankanan Zoological Park, Odisha. e-planet 17 (2): 146-151.
  • Mahmood, T., Challender, D., Khatiwada, A., Andleeb, S., Perera, P., Trageser, S., Ghose, A. & Mohapatra, R. (2019) Manis crassicaudata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T12761A123583998.
  • Challender, D., Wu, S., Kaspal, P., Khatiwada, A., Ghose, A., Ching-Min Sun, N., Mohapatra, R.K. & Laxmi Suwal, T. (2019) Manis pentadactyla (errata version published in 2020). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T12764A168392151.
  • Challender, D.W., Ades, G.W., Chin, J.S., Sun, N.C.M., Chong, J. L., Connelly, E., Hywood, L., Luz, S., Mohapatra, R.K., de Ornellas, P. and Parker, K., et al. (2019) Evaluating the feasibility of pangolin farming and its potential conservation impact. Global Ecology and Conservation. 20, p.e00714: 1-15.
  • Mohapatra, R.K., Purohit, S., Ray, S.S., Sahoo, A.A., Panda, M.K., Panda, B.P., Nanda, S., Sahoo, M., Padhee, B.K., Parmar, M. and Biswal, U. (2019) Addition of some bird species to checklist of Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha. Int J Avian & Wildlife Biol. 4(3).80-85
  • Mohapatra, R.K., Sahu, S.K., Panda, S., Das, J.K. and Upadhyay, H.S. (2019) Himalayan Griffon: rescue and treatment of Gyps himalayensis in Odisha, India. Zoo's Print, 34(3): 24-27.
  • Mohapatra, R.K., Panda, B.P., Panda, M.K., Purohit, S., Parida, S.P., Purohit, K.L., Das, J.K. and Upadhyaya, H.S. (2019) Colonial nesting of Asian openbill storks Anastomus oscitans in Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary Odisha Int J Avian & Wildlife Biol. 4(1).14-17.
  • Mahmood, T., Mohapatra, R.K., Perera, P., Irshad, N., Akrim, F., Andleeb, S., Waseem, M., Sharma S., and Panda, S. (2019) Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata (Geoffroy, 1803). In: Challender, D.W.S., Nash, H.C., Waterman, C. (Eds) Pangolins, Science, Society and Conservation. Academic Press. London, UK. pp 71-88.
  • Wicker,L.V., Cabana,F., Chin, J.S., Jimerson, J., Lo,F.H., Lourens, K., Mohapatra, R.K., Roberts, A., and Wu S. Captive husbandry of pangolins: lessons and challenges (2019) In: Challender, D.W.S., Nash, H.C., Waterman, C. (Eds) Pangolins, Science, Society and Conservation. Academic Press. London, UK. pp 443-459.
  • Mohapatra, R. K., Sahu, S.K., Das, J.K., Paul, S. (2019). Hand Rearing of Wild Mammals in Captivity. Nandankanan Biological Park, Forest and Environmental Department, Government of Odisha. pp. 1-80.
  • Mohapatra, R.K. and Panda M.K. (2019) Pangolin Education Kit. Nandankanan Biological Park, Forest and Environmental Department, Government of Odisha.1-36.

Documentation

  • Butterflies of Nandankanan
    Butterflies of Nandankanan
  • Nandankanan-Faunal Diversity
    Nandankanan-Faunal Diversity
  • Amphibians of Nandankanan
    Amphibians of Nandankanan
  • A Pocket Guide for Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary
    A Pocket Guide for Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Floral Diversity of Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary
    Floral Diversity of Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hand Rearing of Wild Mammals in Captivity
    Hand Rearing of Wild Mammals in
    Captivity
  • Pangolin Education Kit
    Pangolin Education Kit
  • Spiders of Nandankanan
    Spiders of Nandankanan
  • Spiders of Nandankanan
    Brochure 2021
  • Environmental Enrichment
    Environmental Enrichment