Chinese alligators in Japan zoo lost interest in sex

Chinese alligators in Japan zoo lost interest in sex

Sapporo : Japan | Mar 08, 2012 at 7:51 AM PST
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The Maruyama zoo in Sapporo, Japan is worried – its Chinese alligators have become lethargic and have lost all interest in sex.

This has compelled the zoo authorities have put their heads together and arrived at a workable solution. They plan to use drums to infuse some excitement among the alligators and revive their interest in sex.

The large Japanese ‘taiko’ drums emit a noise which is similar to the pre-coital cries of alligators and the zoo believes that listening to such rhythmic drum beats could encourage the alligators to mate.

While the zoo performs one function of displaying the vast range of wildlife to the world at large, it also has another reason for its existence.

This second reason is to keep the species alive by breeding so that a regular supply is available to keep the interest in them alive.

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prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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