Delhi Zoo loses one jaguar cub

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Delhi Zoo loses one jaguar cub


Bindu Shajan Perappadan



NEW DELHI: Delhi Zoo lost one of its two jaguar cubs this past week. Born on April 25, the cubs were discarded by their natural mother and were being hand-reared. They were the fifth set of jaguar cubs to be hand-reared at the zoo.


According to the zoo authorities, they lost one of the cubs due to weakness and infection that had set in.


However, the other cub — still in the zoo hospital under observation — is doing well.


The cub will stay in the hospital for the next six months before it is shifted to an enclosure.


"Earlier we had sought the help of a surrogate bitch from non-government organisation "Friendicoes" for the cubs. The mother had discarded the cubs because of which we had to take the help of a surrogate mother,” said a zoo official.


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