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Animal rights activists push for probe into giraffe death in Guwahati zoo

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Animal rights activists push for probe into giraffe death in Guwahati zoo

GUWAHATI: A group of animal rights activists staged a protest in Guwahati, demanding an independent investigation into the circumstances regarding the death of a female giraffe at the Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden on Friday.

The death of the giraffe appeared to have been caused by suffocation, according to official.

The body has been sent for autopsy, and the results are pending.

“This is not the first time an animal has died in the zoo under unexplained circumstances,” Rajkumar Baishya, the general secretary of Siriakhana Suraksha Mancha remarked.

The zoo officials have always made weird statements. We suspect they are withholding facts, he added.

According to sources, as a result, he demanded that the state zoo management release the CCTV tape so that the public may learn how the giraffe died within the zoo.

He claimed that the most of the animals that died over the years were brought in from various states as part of an animal exchange programme among zoo.

With permission from the Central Zoo Authority, a female giraffe was brought from Patna Zoo and a two giraffe was brought from Mysore Zoo to Assam in December 2019. After an eight-year gap, the giraffes were brought to Assam as part of an animal exchange programme.

According to the sources, by early next year the Assam zoo plans to bring two zebras from the Mysore zoo.

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