Press Esc to close
Friday 28 July 2017
News updated at 2:51 AM IST

16 blackbucks found dead in Kota zoo

Kota (Raj), Dec 21, 2012 (PTI) 16:08 IST
Sixteen blackbucks, an endangered antelope species, were found dead in Kota Zoo with forest officials suspecting pneumonia for the deaths.

Ten female blackbucks, out of which five were reported to be pregnant, were among the total 16 blacbucks which died here last morning, they said.

"The blackbucks might have died due to pneumonia but the postmortem report is still awaited," Divisional Forest Officer Anurag Bhardwaj said, adding that there was chances that the antelopes had lung infection which resulted in their deaths.

Akhilesh Pandey, veterinary physician of Kota zoo, claimed that the blackbucks could have died due to cold that led to lungs infection.

Kota zoo has a total of 21 blackbucks out of which 16 have died and two other are undergoing treatment.

Pandey admitted that the zoo officials was unaware that the blackbucks were suffering from any disease.

Meanwhile, a wildlife activist expressed concern over the death of the blackbucks, a scheduled 1 animal under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, and blamed zoo authorities for their carelessness, calling it a "black day for wild life in Rajasthan".

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Wrestlers practice for the 'Dangal Akhada' on the eve of Nag Panchami festival in Jabalpur...

Wrestlers practice for the 'Dangal Akhada' on the eve of Nag Panchami festival in Jabalpur...

A bonnet macaque sits on consecrated idols of snakes as it drinks milk offered by a devotee...

A bonnet macaque sits on consecrated idols of snakes as it drinks milk offered by a devotee...

Nitish Kumar and Shushil Kumar Modi wave at gathering after they were sworn-in as Bihar Chief...

Nitish Kumar and Shushil Kumar Modi wave at gathering after they were sworn-in as Bihar Chief...

Indian women's national team captain Mithali Raj at a felicitating event for India women's cricket..

Indian women's national team captain Mithali Raj at a felicitating event for India women's cricket..

A woman security official offfers a rose to a woman pilgrim as she leaves for Saudi Arabia...

A woman security official offfers a rose to a woman pilgrim as she leaves for Saudi Arabia...

India's team members and bowler Mohammed Shami, center, celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lanka's...

India's team members and bowler Mohammed Shami, center, celebrate the dismissal of Sri Lanka's...

Children play in a water logged street after heavy rains in Kolkata on Thursday...

Children play in a water logged street after heavy rains in Kolkata on Thursday...

Workers of RJD and Congress shout slogans and burn an effigy of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar...

Workers of RJD and Congress shout slogans and burn an effigy of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar...

Children dressed up like tiger for the 'Tiger my Friend' programme on the occasion...

Children dressed up like tiger for the 'Tiger my Friend' programme on the occasion...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.