Hyderabad: The authorities at the Nehru Zoological Park said that the mouse deer released by them have been adapting themselves to the wild habitat and expressed their happiness that they were successful reintroduced in the wild.
About 10 animals two male and eight female were released, as a part of the third phase on July 2018 at soft release facility at Pichakuntla Cheruvu, Amrabad Forrest Area, Achampet, Nagarkurnool district. About 10 animals were released in June 2018, and eight animals, including two males and six females were released in September 2017.
The breeding at the park began in March 2010, funded by the Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi.
Initially, the park started the breeding process with a stock of two males and four females. The breeding centre was provided with congenial lush green environment with least human disturbance. All the guidelines and protocols of the Central Zoo Authority have to be strictly followed.
The breeding was successful and the population in captivity at the park increased to 300.
As the animals are adapting to the wild life, more introductions will be done shortly, according to the park authorities.