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State Zoo success in primate breeding prog

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 29 - A pair of golden langurs gave birth to a female offspring at the Assam State Zoo in what has been termed as the first success achieved in the area of Golden Langur Conservation Breeding Programme in the State.

As per the mandate of the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi, the Assam State Zoo, Guwahati, was selected and entrusted to proceed with the conservation breeding programme of the golden langur, which is endemic to the north-western parts of Assam.

The State Zoo started the project for the conservation breeding of golden langur in the Assam State Zoo in 2011-12 with funds made available by the Central Zoo Authority, with which the basic infrastructure facility for the breeding programme was constructed in an isolated and undisturbed site of the State Zoo, to give a natural setting and habitat.

On an experimental basis during April last year, a suitable pair of golden langurs, from the current display enclosure, was shifted to the breeding site with a hope to initiate breeding between the female named �Lovely� and the male named �Bolin�.

As a result of the sustained, dedicated and untiring efforts and hard work put in by the Zoo authorities, the pair gave birth to a female offspring, which is at present being fiercely guarded and cared by its mother.

�This has created a renewed hope and it is the first success achieved in the area of Golden Langur Conservation Breeding Programme in Assam,� said Zoo DFO Tejas Mariswamy.

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State Zoo success in primate breeding prog

GUWAHATI, Jan 29 - A pair of golden langurs gave birth to a female offspring at the Assam State Zoo in what has been termed as the first success achieved in the area of Golden Langur Conservation Breeding Programme in the State.

As per the mandate of the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi, the Assam State Zoo, Guwahati, was selected and entrusted to proceed with the conservation breeding programme of the golden langur, which is endemic to the north-western parts of Assam.

The State Zoo started the project for the conservation breeding of golden langur in the Assam State Zoo in 2011-12 with funds made available by the Central Zoo Authority, with which the basic infrastructure facility for the breeding programme was constructed in an isolated and undisturbed site of the State Zoo, to give a natural setting and habitat.

On an experimental basis during April last year, a suitable pair of golden langurs, from the current display enclosure, was shifted to the breeding site with a hope to initiate breeding between the female named �Lovely� and the male named �Bolin�.

As a result of the sustained, dedicated and untiring efforts and hard work put in by the Zoo authorities, the pair gave birth to a female offspring, which is at present being fiercely guarded and cared by its mother.

�This has created a renewed hope and it is the first success achieved in the area of Golden Langur Conservation Breeding Programme in Assam,� said Zoo DFO Tejas Mariswamy.

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