47 animals and birds died in Ranibagh, Mumbai

Mumbai, you have heard about death due to heart attack. But have you ever heard of an animal dying of heart disease? But something similar has happened in Ranibagh, Byculla, Mumbai. It has come to light that 47 animals and birds have died last year in Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Botanical Garden and Zoo. In this, about 30 animals died due to heart disease. In fact, the Central Zoo Authority has recently released a report on birds and animals in zoos across the country. In this, detailed information has been given in the Annual Report 2022-23 about which animal died due to which disease. This report states that many diseases like heart attack, respiratory failure and multiple organ failure have occurred in animals and birds. Between April 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023, 47 animals and birds have died due to various reasons in Ranibagh. The annual report revealed that 30 animals died of heart attacks. Additionally, 47 animals died between April 2022 and April 2023, including spotted deer, emu, rhesus macaque, sambar, African parrot, tortoise. Of these, 30 animals died of heart disease. The zoological museum has 84 mammals of 13 species like penguins, tigers, hundreds of birds, elephants, deer, monkeys, starlings, pythons etc. The animals and birds that died in Ranibag include parrot African grey, cockatiel budgerigar, sambar deer, budgerigar, military macaw, golden pheasant, Indian flapshell, tortoise, golden jackal, emu etc. The least number of deaths occur in old age. However, the cause of death of most animals due to these reasons is not yet known. Earlier in the year 2019-20, 32 different types of animals had died in Veer Jijabai Bhosale Zoo. Birds, mammals and reptiles were accounted for in this report. It noted that 8 birds, 17 mammals and 30 reptiles died during the year.