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At Least 8 Asiatic Lions In Hyderabad Zoo Test COVID Positive

In a shocking incident, at least eight Asiatic lions in Hyderabad's Nehru Zoological Park have contracted the COVID-19. Reportedly, the zoo officials observed COVID-like symptoms in the lions and conducted an RT-PCR test after which the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology on April 29 confirmed about the positive results. Meanwhile, zoo director Dr Siddhanand Kukrety said, "The lions are doing well." This is the first such case in… read-more

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 01:24 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: lions, zoo, Coronavirus, animals, Hyderabad

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Make Rules For Species Not Covered Under WPA, 1972: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has asked the central government to frame rules for exotic species that are not protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Filed by animal rights group 'PETA', the plea sought a status for a rescued hippopotamus. Moreover, the court directed the authorities to permanently keep the hippo in a Jamnagar facility. Reportedly, the hippo was found in poor health from an Asiad circus.

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 02:39 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Wildlife , hippo, animals, Delhi High Court

Courtesy: Down To Earth

 National Zoological Park

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Delhi Zoo Reopens After An Year, Witness 1,600 Visitors On Day 1

Delhi’s National Zoological Park on April 1 witnessed over 1600 visitors as it reopened after being shut for almost a year due to the pandemic. Zoo director Ramesh Pandey informed that 483 tickets worth Rs 1.18 lakh were sold as the visitors came in two shifts. Ensuring social distancing and opening more entry points, the officials are also assessing captive animals' reactions on seeing people after over a year. 

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 10:55 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Delhi, zoo, Covid-19, animals, delhi national zoological park

Courtesy: Indian Express

Rajat Tula event

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Gujarat CM Rupani Weighed Against Silver, Donates To Cow Shelters

In a 'Rajat Tula' event organised by Samast Mahajan Trust on March 29, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani was weighed against 85 kilograms of silver. After the event, the CM donated the silver to cow shelters in the state for the welfare of livestock. Mentioning Karuna Abhiyan that aims at treating birds injured by the kite strings, CM Rupani said his government has also inducted 350 veterinary vans into the service.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 04:55 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Vijay Rupani, Silver, Cows, animals

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Suspicious Infection Kills 4 Elephants In Odisha's Karlapat Sanctuary

Death of at least four elephants in last 11 days due to suspected bacterial infection at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha's Kalahandi district has alarmed the forest department. While the first incident surfaced on February 1, the latest jumbo death was recorded on February 11. Asking the Veterinary college experts to conduct an on-spot analysis of deaths, the forest officials have warned locals to not allow their cattle into the forest… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 05:33 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Elephant, Elephant Death, Wildlife , animals, Odisha, Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Himalayan Serow seen after many years; videographed.

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First Himalayan Serow Spotted; Forest Officials Start Tracking

Few residents of Manali’s Hurling village for the first time have spotted the Himalayan Serow - a threatened species - in Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu and Chamba region. Forest conservator Anil Thakur believed that it might have wandered from its habitat Rupi Bhawa Wildlife Sanctuary. After spotting the animal, the forest department has called its officials led by DFO Hardev Negi to keep a track of the threatened animal.

Sun, 13 Dec 2020 - 08:08 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Himalayan Serow, IUCN, Goat, threatened, animals

Courtesy: The Times of India

Emotional Support Animals Can No Longer Access Free Flights

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US: Emotional Support Animals Can No Longer Access Free Flights

The US Department of Transport (DOT) has discontinued the facility of emotional support animals as service animals in the airlines. The department took the decision after passengers started "fraudulently representing their pets as service animals" to avoid transport charges. However, only dogs are allowed as service animals since the trained dogs are beneficial for disabled passengers, though the airports can verify their training and health… read-more

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 09:10 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: United States, Airlines , animals

Courtesy: abcnews

Suzi in Nehru Zoo

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India's Celebrity-like Chimpanzee Suzi Dies Of Heart Attack

India's most popular and the only chimpanzee in the Hyderabad zoo, Suzi, succumbed to a heart-stroke on November 12. The 34-year-old was one among the few chimps left in Indian zoos and was widely popular among the zookeepers and visitors. An autopsy report revealed that the chimp's lungs and heart had failed, which lead to a stroke. Interestingly, Suzi was once a pet of the Sahara group's owner Subrata Roy.

Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - 11:59 AM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Chimpanzee, zoo, Loss, animals

Courtesy: Telangana Today

Elephant Rehab Centre

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Kerala Set To Have World's Largest Rehabilitation Centre For Elephants

The Kerala government has planned to expand and renovate Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Thiruvananthapuram's Kottur to attract tourists. The project would be undertaken with a funding of Rs 108 crore from Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board. The construction will cover around 176 hectares of forest including various amenities like a veterinary hospital, museum and cemetery among others. The centre will also have a system to produce… read-more

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 - 06:53 PM / by Rashi Jain

Tags: Kerala, animals, Elephants, rehabilitation center, Funds

Courtesy: India Times

Rescued dogs in Izumo, Japan.

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Japan: Rescuers Set Free 164 Ailing Dogs Crammed Into A Tiny Apartment

164 parasite-infested dogs crammed in a 30 square-metre house under shelves and under chair-tables were rescued by health officials in Izumo, Japan. The Public Health Officials had raided the house sever years ago as well when the neighbors complained of 'bad smell'. However, the owners had not cooperated at the time. Activist Kunihisa Sagami and his group are now on the move to provide foster homes and medical help to the dogs.

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 - 11:56 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Japan, Izumo, animals

Courtesy: Hindustan Times