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Asiatic lion at zoo dies

One of the Male Asiatic Lion (Crazy) aged about 15 years died at the Nehru Zoological Park here on Sunday. The lion was under treatment sincemid-May. The animal was suffering with a wound at fore head, fore limb and blood in urine, haematuria, self-inflicted injuries and was treated for the same by the zoo veterinarians.

The blood sample, urine sample and fecal sample were sent for laboratory analysis to VBRI, Shanthinagar, Hyderabad for results.

On 28.06.2018 the animal went on lateral recumbence and not responded for any treatment and subsequently died on 28.06.2018 at 6:00PM. The post mortem was conducted on 29.06.2018 in the presence of the following veterinary experts.

As per post mortem lesions indicative of injuries in the buccal cavity in skull and brain, heavily congested emphysematous nodules observed in lungs, fatty infiltration mild congested in liver, firm in consistency cortex has mild congested in kidney, thickness bladder wall neurotic foli on bladder wall foli and with puss matured along with urine and mediashnal cavity. The cause of death is Septicaemia. All samples were collected and sent to Veterinary Biological Research Institute, Shanthinagar, Hyderabad for detailed investigation.

 

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