Indore zoo welcomes 16 Indian alligator hatchlings

16 Indian alligator hatchlings crawled out of their shells at the Kamala Nehru zoo here in a major boost to its breeding programme for the endangered reptile species.

Indore: 16 Indian alligator hatchlings
crawled out of their shells at the Kamala Nehru zoo here in a
major boost to its breeding programme for the endangered
reptile species.

"A total of 18 baby Indian alligators crawled out of
their shells. While 16 are alive, two were eaten by adult
alligators," zoo in-charge Uttam Yadav said today.

At present, there are five adult alligators in the zoo
out of which four are females.

Yadav said the zoo is planning to develop an alligator
breeding centre on the premises for conservation of the
endangered reptile species.

Talks were on with Morena-based alligator breeding centre
in this regard, he added.

PTI

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