A mouse deer was born at the Nehru Zoological Park, taking the total number of the species at the breeding centre here to 50.

The Mouse Deer Breeding Centre at the zoo was started three years back with a stock of two male and four female mouse deer. To accommodate the rising population, the zoo has decided to take up expansion of the centre and add more facilities within a month.

Back to the wild

The authorities are also planning to reintroduce the mouse deer in their natural habitat in various forest areas of the State, given the population surge. Necessary guidelines are being prepared for the purpose, officials said.

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