Death of 3 big cats brings expert to Indian zoo

Tuesday June 19 2007 13:22 IST

BHUBANESWAR: Dr A Telang, an expert on diseases in big cats, arrived here on Monday to advise the vet team of Nandankanan Zoo which has witnessed death of three young large cats in quick succession recently.

The zoo officials are apprehending break-out of a viral disease. Telang, who belongs to Mumbai, held discussions with zoo Director AK Patnaik. Apart from examining the overall situation, Telang will also take stock of the health of the tigress which was transferred to the zoo after being shot at by poachers at Satkosia.

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