|Anaconda gives birth to 20 'babies' in Sri Lanka|
|Monday, 14 July 2008|
A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) which was brought to Sri Lanka some five years ago along with a male of the species, has given birth to 20 baby anacondas in the Dehiwala Zoo, officials said.
According to the Director of the Dehiwela National Zoological Gardens, Duminda Jayaratne, the mother anaconda had given birth to 23 baby anacondas Friday and of them 20 had survived.
The 24-acre Dehiwela zoological garden houses nearly 350 species of animals, birds and reptiles.
A veterinary surgeon in the Central Nuwara-Eliya District said it was a rare occurrence for anacondas, the largest reptile in the world, to give birth while in captivity, especially in a relatively unfamiliar territory.
(Courtesy : Department of Information )
|Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2009 )|
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