JAMMU, June 1 -- Days after its inauguration, Jambu Zoo here has welcomed inmates of 17 different species, including leopard, black bear, deer and birds, according to officials.

Situated on the outskirts of Jammu and spread over 3,200 kanals, Jambu Zoo was inaugurated on Sunday by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha after several delays since its conception in 2016.One acre is equal to eight kanals.

"We have 3,200 kanals of land. As far as the area is concerned, we will be considered among the big zoos. We have started out with 17 species of animals," Jambu Zoo Wildlife Warden Amit Sharma said.

These species include leopards, peacocks, deer, nilgai, wild boars, swans and monkeys.

"In the coming days, we will be introducing several species...