Double celebration for zoo keepers as birthday coincides with foundation day of the zoo
On Wednesday the Kamatibaug zoo celebrated the 1st Birthday of the Hippopotamus Calf ‘Mangal’ born in the year 2019 on 8th January to Female Hippopotamus “Chunnu”. Everyone present there cheered the baby and celebrated the ocassion.
The baby was given his favorite food items and everyone present there cheered and celebrated the occasion with great enthusiasm. The day also holds more importance as today also happens to be the Foundation Day of the zoo.
The Inspiration of a Zoo in Baroda came from H. H. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III – a Great Visionary Ruler of Baroda. It was way back in 1875 when a tract of land on the bank of river Vishwamitri, on the outskirts of the city was chosen by the Maharaja to develop a vast garden and a zoo.
The Maharaja donated his own private collection of Indian and Exotic Animals to the Zoo and on 8th January 1879, the park was declared open to the public.
Mangal celebrate it’s first birthday after born to Chunnu exactly a year ago. His birth brought delight to the zoo keepers as before a year ago the first calf died due to a fight between the parents. On Wednesday the team celebrates the occasions with great enthusiasm.