SL gives 7 Anacondas to India

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Seven Anacondas from Dehiwala Zoo would be flown to the Thiruvananthapuram City Zoo in Chennai under an animal exchange program, The Hindu newspaper reported.

The snakes would be flown in as cargo from Sri Lanka to Chennai on April 9 where officials from the Animal Quarantine Centre-Southern Region would inspect them. The health certificate of these snakes was received at the city zoo on April 4, the zoo vet Jacob Alexander told The Hindu.

The Anancondas would set off on the last leg of their journey on April 9 itself in a specially designed truck. “The air-conditioned truck would be completely sealed and would be impervious to any outside influence including that of insects or pests. No effluent would go out from the truck. A team from the zoo, possibly led by the director, would go to Chennai to bring the snakes over,” he explained. The snakes are being brought by road because they would be put through stress, particularly during takeoff and landing, in the smaller aircraft that fly on the Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram route.

Once at Thiruvananthapuram the Anacondas—one male, aged two, and six females, all aged three—would be placed in the quarantine cages that have been readied; this would last at least a month. Later, they would be put on display. Zoo officials said they believed the snakes were captive bred in Sri Lanka had adapted to hot and humid weather and that they would not have any acclimatisation issues in Chennai.

The zoo is yet to ready the display cages for the anacondas. Once it receives governmental sanction, the zoo will also ink a ‘twinning pact’ with the Dehiwala zoo for an animal keeper exchange and training programme. The Sri Lankan zoo is also looking to re-populate itself with animals such as the Indian Gaur.
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  • Cocohead Monday, 07 April 2014 10:43 AM

    'Nayi Arinawa' Kiyanne mewata thamai

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 07 April 2014 10:48 AM

    May be these seven Anacondas to kill the LTTE supporting parties in the Tamil Nadu.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 07 April 2014 10:51 AM

    In turn what will you get from India? Seven "LTTE - Tigers"?

    Zulkifli Nazim Monday, 07 April 2014 07:05 AM

    This is why we always tell India, never to vote against us

    rosebud Monday, 07 April 2014 12:37 PM

    If the zoo has any extras suggest you send them to international community! via DM Android App

    IRF Monday, 07 April 2014 09:40 AM

    Pls send a few big belly anacondas from fire Jayaqardanapura which gulp public funds

    nash Monday, 07 April 2014 05:21 AM

    Give one to Yuvraj`s fans.

    Truth Speaker Monday, 07 April 2014 05:23 AM

    pls send this to king house or kelaniya king

    V Monday, 07 April 2014 10:55 AM

    So, this is literally "snakes on a plane". Nice. via DM Android App

    Devapriya Mendis Monday, 07 April 2014 05:38 AM

    In vain we should have air dropped them in Tamil Nadu as a present to their tiger lovers to play with !

    Sarpaya Monday, 07 April 2014 11:12 AM

    Why only seven????? We could have given dozens from the House in Diyawanna Oya to make Sri Lanka safer. via DM iPad app

    Peace Lover Monday, 07 April 2014 05:47 AM

    What about the MR & Family Anacondas? Where are they going to be flown???

    irvin Monday, 07 April 2014 11:19 AM

    is it one of the victoty of T20 via DM Android App


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