Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Gazipur Safari Park

Elephant dies after being hit by another

Elephant dies after being hit by another

Gazipur: An elephant has died at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur, reports UNB.

Although the safari park authorities filed a general diary in this regard on December 22, last year, a day after the death of the elephant they did not disclose the matter to media until Sunday.

Imran Ahmed, project director of the park and forest conservator, said the elephant died after being hit by another elephant in the elephant shed of the park on December 21.

“It was seriously injured and died from a stroke instantly,” he said.

After conducting an autopsy, the park's animal hospital's veterinary surgeon said the elephant died from a stroke, he added.

The elephant was about 47 years old.

The Forest Department has formed a three-member investigation committee, led by the divisional forest officer of Dhaka, to know whether the park authorities had any negligence in its death.

In January last year, 11 zebras and a tiger in this park died mysteriously.