An Indian grey wolf, sloth bear, giraffe and baboon gave birth recently in Mysore’s Chamarajendra Zoo.
Unfortunately, two of the five grey wolf pups and a baby baboon failed to survive. Lakshmi, a four-year-old giraffe gave birth to a female calf on Saturday night. With this, eight giraffes are currently being housed at the zoo. Zoo Executive Director B P Ravi stated in a release that the calf is healthy. “Today, the calf is moving around and drank milk four to five times. Grandma Khushi was seen licking the newborn,” he said.
Sloth Bear Cub Doing Well
Chamundi, a 16-year-old female sloth bear gave birth to a cub in December 2013. This is her second litter. A month-and-a-half later, the cub was seen foraging at her mother’s enclosure during the day. It is a healthy and active cub, authorities said.
Baby Baboon, Grey Wolf Pups Die
Indian grey wolf Rani gave birth to five pups in December 2013 in an artificial den. By the end of the week, two of the pups were found dead. The remaining pups were removed from the den and taken to a hospital for further care. Ravi said the pups who survived have already opened their eyes and are being fed chicken and milk with vitamins. Meanwhile, a baby baboon was found injured on Saturday and is said to have been killed by her father.
Stray Dog Bites 4 on Palace Premises
A stray dog attacked four people, including three tourists - two from Kerala and one from West Bengal - at Amba Vilas Palace premises on Sunday morning.