An animal rights activists group has demanded an investigation into the recent giraffe death at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden.
The group known by the name Siriakhana Suraksha Mancha claimed that this was not the first time when a captive animal in the zoo had been under unknown or unexplained conditions.
The group said that they doubt the statements issued by the zoo authority.
The organization questioned how can an animal under so many arrangements die of suffocation in the zoo.
They claimed that the zoo was loaded with CCTV systems, and animal caretakers all over.
The organization claimed that it was suspicious for such animals to be dying in the zoo.
They also alleged that most of the animals that die in the zoo belong to exchange programs.
A full-grown female giraffe in Assam state zoo in Guwahati died due to ‘accidental’ suffocation on Thursday night.
Authorities of the Assam state zoo-cum-botanical garden in Guwahati have informed that the preliminary inquiry suggests that the giraffe had an “accidental death”.
Although the actual cause of the giraffe’s death is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the giraffe’s neck got stuck in a railing of the feeding platform leading to suffocation.
The dead giraffe has been identified as Rongili, who was brought from Patna in Bihar in 2020.
Rongili and Kulananda were brought to the Zoo in Guwahati from Patna under an animal exchange programme.