Wolf Ruhi has delivered 4 pups in a pure den she and her male companion Rahil have dug inside their enclosure in Rajkot Zoological Park (RZP), popularly known as Pradyuman Park, mentioned park authorities on Wednesday. That is the second consecutive yr that the wolf couple have bred efficiently.
“Indian feminine wolf Ruhi had delivered 4 wholesome pups after efficiently mating with male wolf Rahil. The 4 pups have been noticed exterior their den on the night time of December 29. It seems that the pups might have been delivered contained in the den round 10 to 12 days in the past,” Rakesh Hirapara, Superintendent of the RZP mentioned in an official launch.
That is second consecutive yr that the pair has bred efficiently within the RZP. Ruhi had a litter of 4 pups final yr additionally and all of them survived. With the addition of the 4 pups this yr, the variety of Indian wolves within the zoo have gone as much as 10.
The superintendent mentioned that the wolf couple had began digging a den inside their enclosure a number of weeks in the past earlier than Ruhi’s first litter final yr although their enclosure does have an evening shelter the place they will disguise with none disturbance.
“This indicated that the animals had tailored the place and had began behaving usually. Ruhi delivered 4 pups contained in the den final yr and she or he adopted that litter with yet another a number of weeks in the past this yr. The feminine had began confining herself to the den a number of days in the past. Due to this fact, we had positioned a CCTV digicam targeted on the den a number of days in the past. By means of the digicam, we might know that she had had her second litter,” Hirapara advised The Indian Express.
To stop the den entrance from caving in, the half supervisor later strengthened partitions and put in a sliding door there.
Ruhi and Rahil have been dropped at RZP in March 2017 from Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Backyard, Mysore below an animal trade programme. The zoo superintendent mentioned that the 2 animals of the canine household have been of their prime after they have been introduced right here.
“We don’t have area to accommodate 10 wolves. Due to this fact, we must consider some animal trade programme. For instance, we have now solely a feminine royal Bengal tiger. We’re looking for a companion for her,” Hirapara mentioned.
By the way, white tigers have efficiently been breeding within the RZP so are Gir lions. The bear couple too has mate however their breeding makes an attempt haven’t remained profitable to date, added the superintendent.
The RZP, run by Rajkot Municipal Company (RMC), is dwelling to 437 animals and birds and reptiles.