Deer population increased in Delhi zoo, around 26 cubs born in 4 months:Delhi Zoo: Taman Zoological Director Dharamdev Rai said that it usually takes a year for deer to reproduce. This mostly happens before monsoons, so lots of green grass is fed.
The National Zoological Park in Delhi has fostered 26 deer cubs in the last four months. With this, the population of 97 species in the zoo increased to 1,236.
The 26 new baby deer include 3 Indian deer, 3 spotted deer, two barking deer, 16 black deer, Sangai, Sambar deer and Indian deer. Among them Indian pig and Sangai are listed as endangered species according to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
Dharamdev Rai, national director of Taman Zoology, said deer usually take a year to reproduce. This mostly happens before monsoons, so lots of green grass is fed.
But it is difficult to survive in winter. He said several steps were taken to provide a natural environment for the animals, hence success in breeding was achieved. Dharamdev Roy says that animals roam the forest in search of food and instead of serving a plate of food, we hang a bunch of grass, so that they can jump to grab it.
About 11,000 to 13,000 tourists visit on a stinging weekend
He said that the deer in the zoo prefer to rest in the afternoon, so they are given food in the morning and evening. Shade arrangements are also made for proper water supply and rest.
In the zoo, now the total population of Indian Boar Deer is being traced, 18 Deer Sambar, 40 Deer, 56 Deer, 56 Deer, 95 Barking Deer, 106 Black Deer, 106 Black Deer, 10 Swamp Deer, Deer, Swamp Deer, Total Population Deer 1 1 has been At the same time, the number of white deer has increased to 36 and Indian deer to four. Meanwhile, the number of tourists at Delhi Zoo has increased considerably in the last six months. There are about 11,000 to 13,000 tourists on weekends.
The zoo has been closed for over a year
The number of tourists was around 4,000 per day after the zoo initially opened on March 1 due to the reduction in the number of corona patients. However, the limit on the number of visitors per day is removed in June.
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Notably, in 2020, the zoo was closed to tourists for over a year due to the corona pandemic and bird flu. It briefly reopened on April 1, 2021, but closed again due to a second wave. It closed earlier this year after opening in August last year. Finally, on March 1 this year, the National Zoological Park was opened again for tourists.