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Cygnets are Thiruvananthapuram zoo’s glam kids now

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 2, 2016, 7:06 am IST
Updated Dec 2, 2016, 7:10 am IST
Six birds add to swan population here
According to Zoo officials, six eggs were laid at an interval of two days each.
 According to Zoo officials, six eggs were laid at an interval of two days each.

Thiruvananthapuram: The City Zoo has got six cygnets which hatched over the last two days. Currently there are four adult swans and now the total strength has shot up to 10. A few months ago, two adult swans were exchanged with the National Zoological Gardens, New Delhi for a white tiger. According to Zoo officials, six eggs were laid at an interval of two days each.

The first egg took 43 days and the last egg took 35 days to hatch. They said it was a lovely sight to watch the parents taking turns to incubate the eggs with the father being highly protective.  “It is not so common to see black swans laying eggs and hatching it successfully. Adult swans mostly practice monogamy, as they are wedded for life”, said a Zoo official.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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