New guests at Mysore Zoo

In a press release here, K B Markandaiah, executive director (ED) of the zoo, has said while Indian Bison (Gaur) has given birth to two calves, Thamin Deer (Manipur deer) and Hog Deer (north India) have given birth to one each.

Among exotic species, black Swan has given birth to seven birds, one by Red Necked Wallaby, two by Common Marmoset, one by Hamadryas Baboon, two by Eclectus Parrot and two by Red Lory. All these are because of best scientific management, health care, enrichment activities, animal enclosures, feed supplements, backed by expertise.
The ED said the birth of these species again proves the role of Mysore zoo in conservation breeding, in additional to attraction to public and prospect of exchanging the excess species to other valuable species from other zoos.

New addition
He said Mysore Zoo has acquired Indian Porcupine and Red Eared Slider (Turtle) from Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore. With these the number of species has increased to 160 and the number of individuals to 1,350.

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