By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:
The World Elephant Day was celebrated at the Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts of the city on Friday.
On the occasion, elephants of the zoo were decked up with special attires. Hundreds of visitors, including school students, gathered to see the jumbos in new their avatar.
Notably, the World Elephant Day is an international annual event dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants.
In another event on the day, a one-year-old lion cub, namely Kalpana, was released into an enclosure in the zoo.