Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Five hog deers arrive in Rajkot zoo

 Feb 21, 2012

RAJKOT: Visitors at Rajkot zoological park will soon get to see one more specie of deers. Five hog deers, two males and three females, were brought to the city zoo from Punjab.
"In March last year, Rajkot zoo had given one pair of lion to the Punjab zoo and we had an agreement to get other animals in exchange. So, we have brought five Hog deers. Currently, they are kept in captivity and will be on display for public viewing at the zoo," superintendent, Rajkot zoological park, R K Hirpara said.

According to officials, the city zoo has a tiger, leopards, crocodiles and black bucks among others. Lion constitute the highest numbers in the zoo. Rajkot Zoological Park covers 55.37 hectares area which is undulating with ridges and valleys, rocky outcrops and well drained, surrounded by two big lakes Lalpari and Randarda.
"Within the next four months new species like sloth bear, four-horned antelope and chinkara will be brought from Punjab zoo to the city," Hirpara added.
In order to attract visitors, battery-operated vehicles have been introduced at the zoo to take visitors around.

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