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Translocated hyena dies in Assam zoo

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

A male hyena, which was recently translocated from to State Zoo, died here following brief illness caused by stress and infection, an said Friday.

The hyena, which arrived on November 26 from Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in Ranchi, slipped into coma on Tuesday and died on Thursday, of State Zoo, said.

"The was visibly under stress when it had arrived and may have contracted infections at the zoo where it was quarantined," he said.

Any new animal brought to the zoo here is kept in isolation for 28 days and released into the enclosure only if they remain healthy.

A pair of hyenas and two ostriches were brought here from Ranchi in exchange of four leopards.

The female and the ostriches are adjusting well in the new surroundings, the added.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 18:15 IST