Delhi bird flu scare: Officials keep an eye on Sultanpur Park

Located on Gurgaon-Farukhnagar road, Sultanpur National Park is home to around 250 species of birds, both resident and migratory.

By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Updated: October 24, 2016 1:56 pm

Amid the bird flu outbreak in the capital, authorities in Gurgaon have started taking precautions to prevent a similar situation at Sultanpur National Park.

Located on Gurgaon-Farukhnagar road, Sultanpur National Park is home to around 250 species of birds, both resident and migratory. Birds come to the park from as far as Europe, Siberia and Central Asia. Forest officials say there are currently 10,000-12,000 birds in the park.

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“Migration season has just started… We expect bird numbers to increase,” said Shyam Sunder Kaushik, District Forest Officer (Wildlife).

“None of the birds have displayed symptoms of bird flu, so we have not taken blood samples or sent anything for testing,” said Kaushik.

“Measures are being taken to catch any sign of an outbreak in the initial stage.”