Population of highly endangered Indian mouse deer reached 350 in Hyderabad Zoo

Now, after their conservation program, the Hyderabad zoo has successfully bred more than 350 mouse deers.

By Dodla Megha  Published on  16 March 2022 4:05 PM GMT
Population of highly endangered Indian mouse deer reached 350 in Hyderabad Zoo

The population of highly endangered Indian mouse deer has reached 350 in Nehru Zoological Park. In 2010, Nehru Zoological Park had only six Indian mouse deer (Mouschiola Indica). Now, after their conservation program, the Hyderabad zoo has successfully bred more than 350 mouse deers. They are listed as a Schedule-I in the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Deputy Curator explained that the Species had been under tremendous pressure due to habitat destruction and hunting which lead to declining in its population in the wild.

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