Lone zebra at Nandankanan dies

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zebraBhubaneswar: In a big shock for animal lovers in Odisha, the lone zebra in the Nandankanan Zoological Park near here died yesterday night. The zebra remained a major attraction for visitors to the zoo for the last two years since it was brought from an Israel zoo with three other zebras.

Some staffs on duty in the zoo first spotted the animal dead inside its enclosure this morning and brought the matter to the notice of the authorities. While no injury marks were spotted on the animal’s body in the preliminary investigation by the officials, they said the exact cause of the death could only be ascertained after Veterinary experts conduct an autopsy.

However, the zoo staffs claimed that the zebra did not show any symptom of sickness till last night. It was also moving freely inside the enclosure.

Notably, four Zebras had been brought to the Nandankanan Zoological Park from Israel’s Tel Aviv zoo in 2015. While a three-year-old female zebra among them died on August 20 last year due to sickness, another two-year-old female zebra breathed its last on October 29 the same year. Today’s death is the second this year as another two-and-a-half-year-old male zebra had died in the zoo on May 30 due to a stomach related illness.

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