Tubby Jaguar “Too Fat To Breed, ” According To His Keepers
The love life of a jaguar in Delhi Zoo has been cut short because he is a little too portly, according to his keepers. On loan to the zoo from the Indian nation of Kerala, the Indian Express reports that hes being sent back because hes not fulfilling that purpose of breeding with their female jaguar. He is lazy, a glutton, only loves to eat and relax, said one of the jaguar keepers.
The chubbycat, called Salman, is being returnedafter attempts to breed him with the resident female for the last year have failed. The female is find trying to tempt him but he lies in a corner and refuses to respond, Delhi zoo curator Riaz Khan, told The Indian Express. He is too fat to breed.
According to the zoo, they feed all four of their jaguars 6 kilograms( 13 pounds) of buffalo meat a day, but Salman is the only one to polish it all off, with officials lamenting that he has a bigger craving than even the tigers. They apparently tried putting him on a diet once but to no avail, and so returned him back to his full-on suppers of buffalo.
When the dieting failed( and I believe the majority of members of us can relate to that ), they tried to give him a bigger enclosure in the hope he might run around a bit more, but even that didnt work. He would stroll for a little bit, then lie in a corner, said his keeper. All thats leftto do, then, is to send him back. Poor Salman.
But it might not be all Salmans fault, as apparently the two other male jaguars kept at the zoo have also failed to sire any cub. Being moved from one zoo to another can be a stressful ordeal, and may simply have set him off his -Agame. Or perhaps he’s only carrying a littleextra fur.
Hes not alone, however, in the terms of male big cats not being able to perform. Earlier this year, there were reports of a male white tiger in West Bengal who was also having problems get the hell out of there with it, despite having all the stops pulled out by being dewormed and dedicated libido enhancers. PerhapsSalman will have more luck with the dames when he’s sent back to his old home.
[ H/ T: BBC News]
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