Female Nilgai dies at Nandankanan Zoo

Bhubaneswar: A 69-year-old female Nilgai died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park on the city outskirts today.

Sources said the Asian antelope might have died due to old age-related diseases.

With the death, the number of Nilgais at the zoo has come down to 16, including 11 females.

Earlier on September 29, a  26-year-old lioness,  Supriya, died at the zoo. Born during 1994, the lioness was suffering from old age-related ailments.

It is pertinent to mention here that the zoo reopened for visitors on October 4 after remaining closed for over six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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