Biologist of Nandankanan Biological Park, Rajesh Kumar Mohapatra to get ‘Prani Mitra’ award

23/09/2020 at 6:04 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 23: Dr Rajesh Kumar Mohapatra, biologist of Nandankanan Biological Park has been selected for the Prani Mitra Award 2020 for the category Biologist/ Educationist.

The award will be handed over at a virtual ceremony at Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) headquarters at New Delhi on October 5.

Mohapatra has been selected for the award among 150 nominations under the award category. Mohapatra’s present research interests include conservation breeding and soft release of Indian pangolin, species recovery of gharials, zoo animal behaviour, biology and welfare.

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