Death of Tigers Expert Team to Visit Nandan Kanan Zoo

Minister for Environment and Forests Thiru T R Baalu has, on the request of Chief Minister of Orissa Thiru Naveen Patnaik, constituted a six-member Expert Team to investigate the death of ten tigers in Nandan Kanan Zoo of Bhubaneshwar. The Team headed by Thiru P R Sinha, Member Secretary, Central Zoo Authority, will assist the State Government in finding the facts pertaining to the health care of the animals and reasons that caused the death of ten tigers. The Team will suggest the preventive measures to safeguard against such incidents in future.

The members of the Team are: Thiru Pushpa Kumar, Zoo Expert, Hyderabad, Thiru SK Patnaik, Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Orissa, Dr. Ram Kumar, Member Secretary, Veterinary Council of India, Dr. Chakaravorty, Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka and Dr. Manoharan, Veterinary Officer, Vandalur Zoo, Chennai.