assam: Assam: Push for probe into giraffe demise | Guwahati Information


GUWAHATI: A bunch of animal lovers on Sunday staged a protest demanding an impartial probe into the circumstances resulting in the demise of a feminine giraffe on the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Backyard right here in Guwahati on Friday.
Ashwini Kumar, divisional forest officer of the zoo, had mentioned the prima facie, the demise of the giraffe seems to have died of suffocation by accident. The carcass has been despatched for post-mortem and the report is awaited.
Rajkumar Baishya, an animal lover and the final secretary of Siriakhana Suraksha Mancha (a discussion board that raises its voice for the safety of zoo animals), mentioned, “This isn’t not the primary time an animal has died within the zoo beneath mysterious circumstances. Practically 1,200 animals have died within the zoo since 2017. Each time the zoo authority has given some unusual statements. We suspect them of concealing info.” He, subsequently, demanded the state zoo authority to make the CCTV footage public so that individuals get to know the way the giraffe had died contained in the zoo. “We’re positive the giraffe had died because of the negligence of the authorities. How might an animal die by accident?” he questioned. He alleged that many of the animals that died through the years have been introduced from totally different states as a part of an animal change programme amongst zoos.
The giraffe, named Rongili, was dropped at Assam in December 2019 from Patna Zoo and a male giraffe was introduced from Mysore Zoo, with permission from the Central Zoo Authority (CZA). The giraffes have been dropped at Assam as a part of an animal change programme after a niche of eight years. The Assam zoo is pondering of bringing two zebras from Mysore zoo by early subsequent yr.


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