The pair of Anacondas in the Dehiwala zoo today delivered a brood of 31 offsprings. Director of the Dehiwala Zoo Anura De Silva said it was the forth delivery of the pair.
He said the Anacondas in the zoo delivered 22 offsprings in 2008, 21 in 2009 and 22 in 2011 and 31 last morning. One of the offspring had died at birth.
Employees of the zoo said the pair of Anacondas brought from the Czech national zoo in 2003 has found the Dehiwala zoo an ideal breeding ground.
The Amazon forest in South America was the home of anacondas. A fully grown Anaconda is about 40ft long and weighs about 300 kilos. Pix by K. Pinsiri Perera and M.S.Perera