Female Indian wolf dies at Nandankanan Zoological Park

Bhubaneswar: A female Indian grey wolf which was brought from Mysore Zoo as a part of an animal exchange programme died in a quarantine enclosure at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar.

According to sources, the death of the wolf has been termed as ‘mysterious’ by the zoo authorities as the animal was reportedly healthy and active in the quarantine enclosure.

Meanwhile, an expert team from College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (CVS & AH) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) will visit the zoo to conduct a post-mortem of the wolf to ascertain the exact cause of death. A detailed report will be prepared after the post-mortem.

The Nandankanan Zoological Park now has one male grey wolf and it is looking for one male and two female grey wolfs from other zoos in the country, sources said.