Cheetah dies in Gujarat zoo

Cheetah dies in Gujarat zoo
Vadodara: A female cheetah brought from Singapore died in Sakkarbaug zoo of Junagadh district.

"The postmortem confirmed death due to failure of liver and kidney," Zoo Director V J Rana said. The feline died on October 13.

Earlier, a male cheetah, also brought to Vadodara 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 cheetahs in 2009," Mr Rana said.

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