Mysuru: Mysuru Zoo which is celebrating its 125th anniversary has yet another new addition with elephant Airavathi giving birth to a calf at the sprawling zoo premises.
Thirteen-year-old Airavathi delivered a female calf, set to be named Parvathi, on July 21. Parvathi’s parents, Airavathi and Abhi were also born in the zoo.
In fact, Abhi was the last elephant which was born in the zoo 13 years ago, according to Zoo executive director, Mr C Ravishankar.
“The animals are very sensitive, we also need to avoid infections, so the baby elephant will not be released for public viewing for another one year,” he added.
Currently, the zoo has 12 elephants- ten in its premises and two in its Koorgalli rescue and rehabilitation centre campus, in Mysuru....