Elk's death investigated in Almaty zoo
Almaty. July 16. KazTAG - The death of elk is being investigated in the Almaty zoo, reports the press-service of the zoo.
“There was a loss in the Almaty zoo- Rocky elk has died. He arrived to our zoo 7 years ago from private hands. He had no mother, the zoo staff fed him artificially. During this time, he became the favorite animal of the workers and guests of the zoo. The death of the animal is under investigation. We will report more detailed information after the examination in the near future," said the zoo.
As it was reported, during one month- from June 15 until July 9 - two lion cubs Gera and Assol have died in the zoo. The zoo reported that two lion cubs entered the zoo from the hands of private owners, they had a lot of diseases, which caused their death. It was also reported that recently a female giraffe Grazia, who lived for 18 years, died at the zoo, and this, according to the vets, happened because of her age (the average duration of giraffe’s life is from 12 to 25 years).
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