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Hyderabad birth 2012
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Hyderabad birth 2012

Author: Unknown
Year: 2012
Description: Hyderbad, July 13, 2012. The count of rhinoceros at the Nehru Zoological Park rose to three with the recent birth of a male calf here. The newborn has been named ‘Sai Vijay’.<br>The Nehru Zoological Park authorities had acquired a rhino pair from Patna zoo under an animal exchange programme last year. They were released in the enclosure for visitors in August, 2011 and Saraswati, the female rhino gave birth to the calf on July 5. “It is a surprise gift for us,” said P. Mallikarjuna Rao, Director of Zoos in the State.<br>According to him, the gestation period among the rhinos is about 15 months and the birth of a calf was not expected so early when they were brought here from Patna zoo. “Apparently, even the zoo authorities there were not aware about the female rhino having conceived and we also did not realise it for some time,” Mr. Rao says.<br>The newborn has been described as healthy and under the care of the veterinary staff.<br>Meanwhile, the staff quarters constructed at the Nehru Zoo were inaugurated by the Minister for Environment, Forests, Science and Technology, S. Vijayarama Raju, last week.<br>
Location: Captive
Subject: Captivity
Species: Indian Rhino
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