Pets Are Safe From Covid, But Are Zoo and Street Animals? Here’s What Experts Have to Say

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After eight Asiatic lions tested positive for coronavirus at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad, making it the first case of animals contracting COVID-19 in India, questions have been raised again about the spread of the virus among animals. Can pets have COVID? What is the course of treatment and testing for animals? And, how … Read more

8 Lions at Hyderabad Zoo Test Positive for Covid-19, First Such Case Reported from India

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​In what can be confirmed as first incident of animals contracting Coronavirus in India, eight Lions at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. RT-PCR tests of the infected animals were conducted by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, examined the nasal and throat samples(oropharyngeal swab) … Read more

Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath to Inaugurate Gorakhpur Zoo in March

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate Gorakhpur zoo in the month of March. The zoological park, to be named after Shaheed Ashfaq Ullah Khan, is said to be one of the most beautiful zoos in the eastern India. It is believed that this zoological garden will prove to be a milestone in the … Read more

Cheetahs, Giraffes, Reliance to Set Up World’s Largest Zoo in Gujarat

Cheetahs, Giraffes, Reliance to Set Up World's Largest Zoo in Gujarat

The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will be setting up the world’s largest zoo in Gujarat’s Jamnagar district. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the ‘Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Kingdom’ has been recently approved by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), which will be set up on RIL’s 280-acre land near its refinery at Moto Khavdi … Read more

2 White Tiger Cubs In Pakistan Likely Died Of COVID-19, Zoo Officials Say


The cubs died in the Lahore Zoo on Jan. 30 (Representational) Lahore: Two 11-week-old white tiger cubs that died in a Pakistani zoo last month appear to have died of COVID-19, officials said. The cubs died in the Lahore Zoo on Jan. 30, four days after beginning treatment for what officials thought was feline panleukopenia … Read more

Lucknow Zoo Shuts Bird Enclosures After Bird Flu Scare in Kanpur

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The Lucknow Zoo, known as the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, has shut down all bird enclosures following confirmation of bird flu in samples collected from the Kanpur zoo. “We are ensuring preventive measures and keeping a close watch on the birds kept in the bird enclosure. No case (of bird flu) has been … Read more

Bird Flu: Centre Directs Zoos to Submit Daily Report to Central Zoo Authority

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A day after over 1,200 birds were found dead in the country with seven states confirming outbreak of avian influenza, the Centre on Sunday directed zoo managements to submit daily report to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) till their area is declared free from the disease. The CZA, under the environment ministry, issued an office … Read more

All Birds at Kanpur Zoo to be Killed, Sale of Meat Prohibited Within 10 Km Radius

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Lucknow: The Kanpur zoo has been shut down till further notice and the district administration is on high alert after after the bird flu was confirmed in wild chickens found dead in the zoo four days ago. The zoo has been ordered to kill the birds present in all the enclosures till Sunday evening. The … Read more

Kanpur Zoo Shut for 15 Days After Bird Flu is Confirmed, Officials on Alert as Four Fowls Found Dead

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The Kanpur zoo has been shut down for 15 days after samples of fowls found dead in the zoo, tested positive for bird flu. Four birds were found dead in the zoo premises on January 6 and the samples were sent to Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal under high security. The reports on Saturday confirmed … Read more

Delhi Zoo Gets Royal Bengal Tigress for Conservation Breeding, Loses Tiger ‘Bittu’ a Day Later

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Just when the Delhi zoo was celebrating the arrival of a Royal Bengal tigress, the first in six years, from the Kanpur zoo for breeding proposes under an animal exchange programme, its 15-year-old Bengal tiger Bittu died on Thursday due to a kidney-related ailment. The tiger, ‘B-2’, affectionately called Bittu, was brought from Bhopal’s Van … Read more

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