The peacock eggs were hatched on Sunday
The population of peafowl in Chittagong Zoo has grown, as three new members joining the flock, raising the number to eight.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Ruhul Amin, member secretary of Chittagong Zoo Executive Committee, said three eggs were hatched in the zoo on Sunday.
“Peacock eggs have been hatched for the second time in Chittagong Zoo. The peahen was brought to the zoo last year. The hatchlings will surely attract more visitors to the zoo,” said Ruhul, also who is also the upazila nirbahi officer (UNP) of Hathazari.
Dr Shahadat Hossain, acting curator and veterinary surgeon at Chittagong Zoo, told Dhaka Tribune that the hatchlings were doing well.
“Right now, it is not possible to determine the sex of the hatchlings. Peacock eggs hatch 28-30 days after they are laid,” he added.
The zoo now hosts tiger, lion, capped langur, hoolock gibbon, rhesus macaque, peafowl, fishing cat, jungle cat, barking deer, peacock, pied hornbill, large civet, leopard cat, griffon vulture, marsh crocodile, stork, yellow turtle, Indian python and Bengal fox.
Set up on February 28, 1989, the zoo, run by Chittagong district administration, is located on about 2.5 hectares of hilly terrain in the city’s Foy’s Lake area.