Ganga pregnant with second child?

Ganga pregnant with second child?

Dasara fever


According to sources, Ganga, from Balle forest range, could be pregnant. Ganga had earlier delivered a calf about a year back. But the calf died shortly after it was born.

With nutritional food provided to elephants before and after their routine ‘talim’, Ganga would get a balanced diet during her stint in the city during dasara festivities.

Veternarian Dr Nagaraj said an elephant takes about 18-22 months to deliver the calf. While Nagaraj said it was too early to say if it was pregnant, he said cross mating could have happened during her stay in Balle forest.

While the traditional weighing was held in the city on Friday, Ganga refused to board the weigh bridge.

The mother-daughter pair of Mary and Ganga had grabbed the attention of visitors during the welcome ceremony at the Amba Vilas Palace here on Thursday.

While 54-year-old Mary was caught in the Kakanakote forest in 1977, it has participated in Dasara for 10 years. Mary hails from Sunkadakatte elephant camp in Hunsur. Mary weighs 2,980 kg.

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