While the female was brought from Sakkarbaugh, there were also plans to bring a male from Rajkot Zoo 10 months ago. It was intended at breeding endangered species at the menagerie. A pair of lion had been brought from Sakkarbaugh five years ago. Gowri, the lioness, delivered a cub after sometime which did not survive. Following the death of Ranitha, the zoo has been left with four lions- Shourya and Gauri both pure bred Asiatic species and Rakshita and Darshan, the cross bred animals.