As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Nehru Zoological Park is organising programmes focusing on Indian Spotted Chevrotain/ Mouse Deer (Moschiola indica) from May 10 to 16.

An expert talk will be held on Conservation Breeding of Mouse Deer in Nehru Zoological Park, by Dr G Umapathy, Senior Principal Scientist, LaCONES, CCMB and the Central Zoo Authority of India, will be hosting a live stream on their Facebook Channel.

The zoo will also host a painting competition on the topic “Portrait paint of a Mouse Deer” apart from a short movie on Mouse Deer, a webinar with Dr A J T Johnsingh and V V L Subhadra Devi, a press release said.

A poster exhibition and plantation of wild fruit trees in zoo premises for frugivorous birds and animals and a talk on breeding biology, enrichment and reintroduction of Mouse Deer at the park along with a quiz competition are also lined up.

Those interested in taking part in the painting and quiz competition can send their entries via email, on awarnesnehruzoologicalpark@gmail.com or contact the zoo at 040-24477355 for further details.

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