ENDANGERED ANIMALS GIVE BIRTH IN NORTH EAST INDIAN ZOO

12 Jul 2013 11:19

AGARTALA (Tripura) July 10 (Bernama) -- The Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary in north-east Indian state of Tripura is a proud host of four newborn endangered animals, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

A clouded leopard, two pig-tailed macaques and a spectacle monkey are the latest additions to the sanctuary, one of 42 national breeding centres in the country assigned by the Central Zoo Authority of India to breed four animals facing extinction.

The leopard was born on June 8, spectacle monkey on May 28 and two pigtailed macaques on May 5 and June 2, said sanctuary director Ajit Bhaumick.

Another endangered animal, binturong or bearcat, is yet to give birth to a baby at the breeding centre situated 18 km from Agartala, Bhaumick said.

"We recently brought one bearcat from Mizoram and we are trying for conservation breeding to produce a baby here," he said.

--BERNAMA

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