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Anaconda brought from Lankan zoo dies

Posted on Nov 04, 07:36PM | UNI

The city zoo today witnessed the deaths of a green anaconda and a 14-year-old tiger on its premises due to ill health.

The anaconda was brought from a Sri Lankan zoo, while the tiger injured in a fight with another tiger in Nagarahole national park some time ago and brought to the zoo.

Speaking to reporters, conservator of forests and executive director of the zoo B P Ravi said one out of the five Anacondas received from Sri Lanka last year, was the second who die due to 'weakness'. The first one died in January this year. The other three anacondas are doing well.

He said two tigers were received from Nagarahole tiger reserve to zoo recently. Out of them the one died today was severely inured in the face and was in critical condition besides it was very weak. Initially, the tiger responded to the treatment and slight improvement was noticed in its health. However, the animal succumbed to injuries.

The death was due to starvation, maggots wound near brain and respiratory failure, he added.