After zebras, now African lioness dies at Safari Park...

After zebras, now African lioness dies at Safari Park

 Gazipur Correspondent

 Published: 09:11 PM, 3 February 2022   Updated: 09:12 PM, 3 February 2022

Lions roaming the safari park; File Photo

Lions roaming the safari park; File Photo

After the death of 11 zebras at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur, an African lioness died. However, the lioness died due to illness at the age of 11.

The ailing lioness died on Thursday (February) afternoon.

On August 11, 2021, the lioness was first diagnosed with the disease while water was seen hanging on its abdomen, said a press release of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

After the lioness was diagnosed with physical illness, the veterinary officers of the park continued providing treatment for it as per the advice of Dr ABM Shahid Ullah, former curator of Bangladesh National Zoo, Mirpur and Professor Dr Md Rafiqul Alam, director of the Department of Surgery and Obstetrics at Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Bangladesh Agricultural University.

Since then, the lioness had been suffering from various complications, including breathing problems.

At about 7:30 am in morning, like before, the veterinary surgeons of the park treated the lioness with respiratory problems. Despite receiving proper medical treatment, the sick lioness died at around 1 pm today, the release added.

Noted that a total of 11 zebras died in January this year. The cause of their deaths is being investigated. Their test samples have been sent to Africa.