Bengaluru: Twelve-year-old female elephant Rupa has given birth to the baby of a male elephant at Bannerghatta Biological Park in Karnataka on Saturday. The Executive Director of BBPP said that both mother and calf are healthy and are doing good work. The executive director said, "This was the second child given by Rupa, it gave birth to a female child at the age of 8 in 2016." With this calf, the current elephant population is 24 in BBP Park.
The Bannerghatta National Park near Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, was established in the year 1970 and was declared a National Park in the year 1974. The park is also a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue center, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house, and a safari park.
After the case of feeding a pineapple full of firecrackers to a pregnant elephant in the past in India, the government has also been alert to inhuman behavior towards animals. People expressed their outrage over the incident on the Internet and demanded that the accused be punished. After this, the accused were also arrested in this case. After this incident in Kerala surfaced in the media, incidents of inhuman treatment of animals from every corner of India began to appear continuously. Still, this kind of news keeps coming from some state of India.