Bhubaneswar, July 7: One of the five yellow anacondas in the Nandankanan Zoological Park gave birth to a snakelet on Wednesday. This is the first time a yellow anaconda has been born at the zoo.
The snakelet, after its birth, has been kept in a separate air-conditioned enclosure due to safety reasons, informed zoo officials.
The field staff of the zoo has kept a watch on the mother anaconda as it is expected to give birth to more snakelets in the next few days.
With this snakelet, the number of yellow anacondas rose to six in the Nandankanan zoo.
An anaconda can give birth to 20 hatchlings at a time.
It is worth mentioning that the Nandankanan zoo bought eight yellow anacondas from the crocodile bank in Chennai on November 28, 2019. But three of them died due to infection.