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Posted on Dec 22, 02:08PM | UNI
As many as 16 deer died reportedly of pneumonia in the zoo here.
Sixteen of the total 21 cervids in the enclosure, succumbed and at least two others were still reported sick, departmental sources said today.
The post-mortem performed by veterinarians suggested that the herbivores died of pneumonia, yesterday.
However, People for Animals, an NGO engaged in the wildlife protection, suspected the postmortem report and demanded due probe and appropriate action in this case.
The NGO spokesman Babu Lal Jajoo alleged that the animals died due to negligence of the staff and demanded due action against 'guilty'.