"We have four female Himalayan black bears. We were looking for a male and Himachal zoo has decided to provide us with two male Himalayan black bears. They will reach the National Zoological Park soon," Riyaz Khan, zoo curator said.

Himalayan black bear, also known as moon bear or white-chested bear, can be found in the northern parts of Indian subcontinent, Korea, northeastern China, Japan and Taiwan.

"They are reproductively compatible with several other bear species and have on occasion produced hybrid offspring as well," he said. The zoo, meanwhile, will send three brow-antlered deer to Chandigarh. "We are sending three Sangai (brow-antlered deer) to Chandigarh and getting three Chinkara (Indian gazelle) in return as part of the exchange programme," Khan said. The zoo has 3 Chinkara and 37 brow-antlered deer, as per the 2015 inventory report.

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