Three Nilgais in the zoo died last week from pneumonia.


Three Nilgais in the Sidhartha Garden zoo died last week from pneumonia – Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
News also seen on Daily Times of India 25-8-13 (page no2).

Jan Jagran Samiti Maharashtra on Saturday held the Siddhartha Garden, Aurangabad, Maharashtra Zoo authorities responsible for the recent deaths of some of its inmates.

The Members of the NGO and some like minded people, have been raising the issue of the lack of animals safety in the zoo and urged the authorities to take the immediate measures to check the mortality rate. Three Nilgais in the zoo died last week after suffering from pneumonia. Beside, a tiger cub and a white peacock died of some infection recently. Addressing top the newspapers in the garden, Mohsin Ahmed, president of Jan Jagran Samiti Maharashtra, said “A nullah flowing near the zoo was spreading infection among its inmates but the authorities have allegedly failed to check it.”

He also added :
“We have been repeatedly raising the issue and bringing it to the notice of the municipal authorities. But nothing positive has happened so far. We have requested divisional commissioner Sanjeev jaisawal to take measures and improve the situation in the zoo.”
“The Authorities of the zoo were planning to shift the zoo to a bigger place outside the city, but it was a lengthy process. It is true that it will take years to shift the entire zoo. But in between there should some provisions to keep the animals healthy.” Mohsin Ahmed said.