Officials also stated that the summer season would not take a toll on the penguins as the temperature of the enclosure is regulated manually.
Mumbai: The penguin enclosure at the Byculla zoo is preparing for the nesting season of the exotic birds. Officials from the Veer Jija-mata Udyan stated that the penguins have recovered at least one-fourth of the amount spent on their enclosures till now. The penguins’ breeding period begins in March and continues until December.
According to officials from the Byculla Zoo, items like sand, sticks and pebbles have been placed at the penguin enclosures so that these birds can prepare their own nests for breeding.
“The male penguin brings all these items together to present it to the female penguin and they build the nest according to the female’s wish. It is indeed a delight to watch them,” said Sanjay Tripathi, director of Byculla Zoo. The peak months during the breeding period are April and September.
Officials also stated that the summer season would not take a toll on the penguins as the temperature of the enclosure is regulated manually. “We have been monitoring them on a regular basis. The outside temperature does not directly affect them as the enclosure is adjusted manually by the staff,” he added.