Cheetah dies in Junagadh zoo

A female cheetah brought from Singapore died at the Sakkarbaug zoo in Junagadh district.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Vadodara | Published: October 16, 2012 2:33 am

A female cheetah brought from Singapore died at the Sakkarbaug zoo in Junagadh district.

“The postmortem confirmed death due to failure of liver and kidney,” zoo director V J Rana said,adding that the feline died on October 13.

Earlier,a male cheetah,also brought here from Singapore,had died in the zoo some months ago. “Sakkarbaug zoo traded three of its lions with a Singapore zoo for two pairs of cheetah in 2009,” Rana said.

The African cheetahs were brought from Singapore as per a government programme initiated by the Central Zoo Authority of India,Rana added.

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