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Russell Viper snake delivers 36 offspring in Mumbai institute

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

A snake gave birth to 36 baby snakes in Mumbai's for Training Research and Testing.

is one of the leading research institutes' for anti-snake venom. It is one of the only two institutes which have the license to collect snake venom in

This female was caught from Barasati district of in the last week of June who gave birth after four days.

Elated, Dr told ANI, "It is lucky for us to welcome these babies in our institute. The mother and her 36 snake lets are healthy and safe."

"I would like to say that this institute follows all (WHO) norms and there is no issue about their or safety," Naik added.

Normally, a gives birth to 20-30 snake lets at a time.

Currently, is in consultation with forest department as to how and when will the viper and her baby snakes will be left in natural habitat.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 07:32 IST