12:01 28 September
Delhi Zoo: India's Oldest Chimpanzee Fights Health Issues
Delhi Zoo: India's Oldest Chimpanzee Fig New Delhi
New Delhi, India
Fifty-nine-year-old Rita, India's most seasoned chimpanzee and a detainee of the Delhi zoo, is battling seniority related medical issues and has been put on a fluid eating regimen, authorities said on Thursday.
Conceived on December 12, 1960, in Amsterdam Zoo and obtained by the Delhi zoo in 1990, Rita is the most seasoned chimp in India and likely the "most established in Asia", as indicated by the Limca Book of Records. By and large, a chimpanzee has a life expectancy of around 40 years. Rita is well past that age, as indicated by zoo authorities.
"Rita has not been keeping great since July 27. It appears age has at long last made up for lost time with her. She has not been eating appropriately and developed fragile. She doesn't move around much," a Delhi zoo authority said. "We are giving her nutrients, minerals, liver tonic and iron enhancement syrup routinely. Since July 27, she on an eating routine of juice, coconut water and milk with ground almonds and pecans," Delhi zoo's guardian Riyaz Khan said.
"We have likewise given her bedding and a TV to watch recordings," he said. A group of specialists from the Indian Veterinary Institute in Bareilly is treating the chimp.