Pelicans die at Kokkarebellur

Two pelicans died at Kokkarebellur Bird Sanctuary near here on Monday.

With this, the number of deaths raised to 15 in the last few days.

A few pelicans had died at Sooleker and Madarahalli lakes, recently. As per the
reports, the birds died of bird flu.

Veterinarian Dr L Hanumegowda said that the samples of the dead pelicans will
be sent to the laboratory in Bengaluru and anti-viral medicine will be sprayed at the place.

Hejjarle Balaga president B Lingegowda demanded that the officials camp in the village take care of the birds.

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