Based on the findings by, 245 animals have passed away in the Delhi Zoo over 14 months. The time frame is dated from April 2018 to June 2019. The shocking numbers led to zoo authorities taking this issue up for evaluation.
The authorities at Delhi Zoo have also created a plan of action to relocate the group of animals through various exchange programs. While speaking to The Hindu, a Delhi zoo official stated, “Transferring surplus herbivores such as blackbucks and spotted dears to nearby facilities [is an attempt to] bring down the number of animal deaths”.
The Central Zoo Authority has granted permission for the Delhi Zoo to transport the animals (Blackbuck, Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Sambhar) to other spaces in the nearby vicinity.
The zoo official further added “A major reason for animal deaths in the zoo is infighting and premature births. As per Central Zoo Authority guidelines, a large zoo should keep 20 animals of a particular species, whereas we have around 250 blackbucks, 150 spotted deer, 60 sambhar deer, and 40 nilgais. The CZA has allowed the zoo to transfer 120 blackbucks for now”.
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