Israeli chimps for Vizag zoo

Israeli chimps for Vizag zoo
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This is the only zoo park in Andhra Pradesh which has Chimpanzees for which the zoo curator B Vijaya Kumar has put in lot of efforts to get them.  He, along with zoo doctor Srinivasa Rao and others received the containers carrying the chimpanzees and released them into

Visakhapatnam: The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park received three chimpanzees-one male and two female- on Saturday that were donated by the Isreal National Park Authority (INPA) namely Chiko (male-18 years), Chipa (female-20 years) and Chikita (female- 30 years).

This is the only zoo park in Andhra Pradesh which has Chimpanzees for which the zoo curator B Vijaya Kumar has put in lot of efforts to get them. He, along with zoo doctor Srinivasa Rao and others received the containers carrying the chimpanzees and released them into the specially arranged enclosures after conducting necessary medical tests. It may be recalled that The Hans India has already highlighted that three chimpanzees will be coming to the zoo from Israel in May itself.

Speaking on the occasion, curator Vijaya Kumar informed that the chimpanzees are African species belonging to ‘Great Ape’ found mostly in Congo jungles. They are social animals and the group of chimps are called as ‘communities’ and another important thing is that males and females differ in size.

He said that they live up to 50 years and the puberty attains at the age of eight to 10 years and they are the largest brained and most intelligent of primates. He informed that the Israel National Park Authority is helping to conduct a workshop on enrichment’ for all the zoo staff on June 28.

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