Penguin triplets steal the limelight at mumbai’s Byculla zoo


With winter approaching and year-end celebrations drawing closer, the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai is seeing a significant uptick in footfall. And, what is drawing visitors, by the droves, to the zoo this holiday season are three newborn penguins.
Speaking exclusively to ANI, biologist and the Public Relations Officer of Byculla Zoo, Dr Abhishek Satam, said that the zoo had welcomed three newborns recently.
“Recently, a penguin gave birth to two male and one female chicks. The newborns have been named Alexa, Flash and Bingo. People are very excited to see them”, Satam said.
On the rising count of visitors to the zoo this festive season, Satam said, “In October, around Diwali, close to 31,000 visitors to the zoo were recorded in a single day. It was the highest ever single-day count of visitors at Byculla zoo. “