Endangered Sangai deer of Manipur prospers in Delhi

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: The photo taken by Ph Santosh that won the First Prize in Wildlife photo exhibition held in Manipur Press Culb as a apart of Wildlife week

National Zoological Park Delhi has become the biggest shelter for Sangai deer, the State animal of Manipur. Popularly known as Manipuri deer, this endangered species is a native of Manipur.

Interestingly, the number in Delhi Zoo outnumbers that in Manipur zoo. As the numbers swell, the zoo authority in Delhi is now discouraging breeding of these animals.

Two pairs of this brow-antlered deer were brought to Delhi Zoo from Manipur in 1962. Since then their number has been constantly increasing, so much so that the Delhi Zoo outnumbers that in Imphal Zoo.

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