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NEW EXHIBIT PRESENTATION
Chitwan is a mixed species exhibit at the Ostrava Zoo in the Czech
Republic. The name of the exhibit refers to the oldest national park in
Nepal, present or former range for the animal species of the Chitwan
exhibit. These include Nepalese river fish, Asian small-clawed otter,
Asiatic black bear, binturong and Hanuman langur.
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