Nehru Zoological Park is one of those rare animal facilities in the country that enjoys every animal's presence in their premises and celebrates every event of these animals with great happiness and enjoyment.
The staff and crowd that visits the zoo enjoy the happiness together. The zoo has been under immense pressure as they are losing their lions, giraffe, and other most sought-after creatures to the virus's rare occurrence and ageing conditions. The zoo is not quite able to deal with the absence of the crowd, and now animals dying raises a serious concern over the survival of animals. In its latest press note, the zoo highlighted the death of one of its oldest creatures, Elephant Rani, aged 83, due to senility.
The zoo officials named Rani iconic as the Elephant has seen through all the various creatures that came in and went away from the zoo and grown with the zoo. Rani was a part of the state's famous festivals like Bonalu and was a feature in Muslim's Moharram procession and lived her life to the fullest and never underwent any significant physical issues throughout her lifetime.
The Elephant feasted on sugarcane, bananas and millets and survived ten years more than the average expectancy of Asian Elephants. The Elephant's demise has left the elephant family to survive with only one male and three female elephants. Upasana Kamineni Konidela adopted the Elephant, Vice-Chairperson of Apollo Foundation in 2020, and the Elephant is the third-longest living Asian Elephant behind Chengaloor Dakshayani ( Female 88 years) and Lin Wang (Male-86 years).
Rani was transferred from Bagh-e-aam to #Hyderabad zoo on October 1, 1963. She was a regular feature in the Bonalu celebration and Muharram procession in the city.
Rani is one of the oldest elephants to have ever lived in captivity in the world@nehruzoopark1 pic.twitter.com/2xirH0zpv2
— Nilesh TNIE (@Nilesh_TNIE) June 9, 2021