Mysore, Apr 26 UNI | 3 months ago

The Mysore Zoo added more attraction for visitors with the arrival of four Zebras from Ramat gan (Safari) at Tel Aviv zoo in Isreal.

The four Zebras, which included two male and two female in the age group of 12 to 18 months, were acquired as per the approved animal collection plan of Mysore Zoo.

According to Mr B P Ravi, Chief Conservator of Forests and Executive Director, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Zebras belong to Equid (Horse) family. They have distinctive black and white stripes.

Old enclosure has been renovated with new and spacious view point, along with enrichment required for the animals. Natural canopy has been in place, to give protection to the visitors from scorching sun. We hope our esteemed guests will enjoy the new facility.

'Zebras are arriving after a long time. Last time, our zoo has acquired Zebras way back in the year 1990 from Germany. Unfortunately we could not breed them because of medical reason. However this time, we are acquiring young ones, not only for display but also for breeding,' he added.

(Posted on 27-04-2014)