Udayavni Special

Two rare species of giraffes brought from India make public debut at Singapore Zoo


PTI, Sep 30, 2021, 4:43 PM IST

Singapore: Two young male giraffes of a rare species which were brought from India made their public debut at Singapore Zoo on Thursday.

The one-year-old duo named Balaji and Adhil, adopted by investment holding company Kuok Singapore Limited, were brought from Mysuru Zoo as part of an animal exchange in May, The Straits Times reported.

The half-siblings share the same father but have different mothers.

Their journey to Singapore involved a 22-hour interstate road trip and a seven-day sea voyage, zoo operator Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) said.

The two Rothschild”s giraffes, placed at Singapore Zoo’s Wild Africa park, belong to one of the most endangered subspecies of giraffes. Fewer than 2,000 of the Rothschild”s subspecies are left in the wild.

Transporting the giraffes to Singapore was a challenge for WRS as there was a lack of suitable air freight due to the pandemic.

“As there was a limited window period to ship the fast-growing youngsters before they outgrew all forms of transport, the team explored the option of surface transport,” the WRS said.

Parmasivam Ramasamy, Curator of herbivores at WRS, said, “We are very excited to welcome these gentle giants to Singapore Zoo, and have since introduced them to our resident father-and-son duo, Marco and Jubilee. The current giraffe exhibit has ample space for the four, and we have added water troughs and salt lick blocks in preparation for their debut.”

The giraffes have an expected lifespan of 20 to 25 years in captivity.

The Mysuru Zoo has had an animal exchange partnership with WRS since 2010. Animals that have been brought to Singapore include sloth bears and lion-tailed macaques.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Bengaluru: Man kills mother and sister for ‘not cooking tasty sambar’

Child-friendly police stations: Revival of SJPU at every police station in coastal districts

Singhu lynching case: Nihang Sikh member surrenders, admits to killing man

Sidhu withdraws resignation, to continue as Punjab Congress chief

Rahul Dravid all set to take over as full-time coach of Indian cricket team

Singhu border lynching: Cong says govt’s responsibility to investigate, BJP slams ‘anarchists’

Niece gives birth to girl, happy fuel pump owner gives extra petrol for free

Related Articles More

Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act

Climate financing area of worry, says Sitharaman

UK to allow cheaper COVID-19 tests for returning vaccinated travellers

Protests hit Italy as workplace anti-COVID norms go in force

Taliban: Explosion strikes mosque in Afghanistan’s south

MUST WATCH

UDAYAVANI NEWS BULLETIN|15/10/2021

Devotees came to Sirsi Marikamba Temple

Abhimanyu To Carry Golden Howdah

first Ambari festival statue in Dussehra history

Information About Dasara Elephant Abhimanyu


Latest Additions

Shah visits cellular jail in A&N Islands, pays homage to VD Savarkar

Bengaluru: Man kills mother and sister for ‘not cooking tasty sambar’

Brexit fears started hitting UK trade as early as 2015 – new research

Mysuru: City witnesses massive waterlogging after rains

Teen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.