Jamshedpur: Leopard’s demise at Tata Zoo may have been prevented: DFO


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Jamshedpur, 1 September. The latest demise of a male leopard at Tata Zoo was as a result of negligence of the zoo officers and it may have been prevented with correct care. Jamshedpur Divisional Forest Officer Mamta Priyadarshi informed on Thursday that this has been revealed within the report of the inquiry committee.

The DFO stated that on the premise of this report, motion could be taken in opposition to the officers involved. He stated that many strategies relating to the upkeep of animals have additionally been given to the zoo officers.

The DFO stated {that a} gharial (crocodile) had died within the zoo in 2018 and later tigers additionally died. However no classes have been discovered from these deaths and resulted within the demise of the leopard, she stated.

The leopard was discovered lifeless within the zoo in the course of the latest floods. Flood water had entered his enclosure. The male leopard was accompanied by his feminine companion who managed to climb a tree. However the male leopard couldn’t discover a secure place and finally drowned within the water, the DFO stated.

The DFO stated that the zoo administration didn’t comply with the rules of the Central Zoo Authority in the course of the flood scenario.



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