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The new guest came to the family of Spoted Deer which scientific name is Axis in Chittagong Zoo. In this family there were 11 people, newly born breed now include with them. Chattgram Zoo source said On Sunday afternoon, a Chitral Deer gave birth to a baby, which brought happiness among the visitors and zoo officials. Acting Curator of Chittagong Zoo Shahadat Hossain Shuvo told reporters that after more than a year, new guests came to the family of Chitral Deer. In July last year another guest came to this family.”
The newly introduce spotted deer has been kept in proper precision, so that it can grow safely, He added. There are a lot of spotted deer on the Sundarbans and Nijhumdwip Island in Bangladesh. The chital or cheetal (Axis axis), also known as spotted deer or axis deer, is a species of deer that is native in the Indian subcontinent. A moderate-sized deer, male chital
reach nearly 90 cm and females 70 cm at the shoulder. While males weigh 30–75 kg, the lighter females weigh 25–45 kg. The species is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females, and antlers are present only on
males. The upper parts are golden to rufous, completely covered in white spots. The abdomen, rump, throat, insides of legs, ears, and tail are all white. The antlers, threepronged, are nearly 1 m (3.3 ft) long.
Set up on February 28 in 1989, the zoo is located on about 2.5 hectares of hilly terrain in the city’s Foy’s Lake area. Run by Chittagong district administration, the zoo now houses more than 360 animals of 67 species. Of them, 34 species are of birds while the rest are of reptiles and other mammals. In December 2016, a pair of Royal Bengal Tigers, which imported
from South Africa, gave birth to 3 babies on July 19. But one of the three tigers was buried under a mother’s body. Among the others two, one is rare species of white tigers. But one of the three tigers was buried under a mother’s body. Among the other two, one is a rare species of white tiger.
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