Vandalur zoo to function 25 Dec; Indian Gaur gives birth to female calf

Chennai: Arignar Anna Zoological Park has announced that the zoo will remain open on 25 December (Tuesday) during the government holiday for Christmas festival and continuous holidays for schools and colleges.

Meanwhile, an Indian Gaur named Lalitha gave birth to female calf on 16 December sired with Vijayan, a male Indian Gaur.

Presently Arignar Anna Zoological Park has 23 Gaurs of which 10 are males and 13 are females. The zoo management is giving special attention to mother and calf.

A press release said due to the good management practices adopted and nutritious food supply, there is a continuous increase in Indian Gaur population at Arignar Anna Zoological Park.

NT Bureau