Pelican takes ill at Kokkarebellur as bird flu scare returns

Pelican takes ill at Kokkarebellur as bird flu scare returns

Pelican takes ill at Kokkarebellur as bird flu scare returns

Fear of bird flu has returned to Kokkarebellur Bird Sanctuary after a pelican took ill on Monday evening. So far, 11 pelicans have died in the sanctuary.

Meanwhile, the death of pelicans at Soolekere recently has also created anxiety among the people of the surrounding villages.

According to B Lingegowda, president of Hejjarle Balaga, no pelican that has fallen from the tree has survived.

Speaking to DH, he said, the death of pelicans in the sanctuary last month was due to worm infection, according to laboratory reports and officials. But, the people are under fear due to bird flu outbreak. The authorities concerned should camp here and observe the health of pelicans. This will lessen the anxiety among the villagers. Measures should be taken to end the death of pelicans here, Lingegowda said.

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