This Article is From Sep 11, 2013

Uttar Pradesh government orders probe into black buck deaths at Lucknow zoo

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government today ordered a probe into the death of 10 black bucks at Lucknow zoo, officials said.

A two-member committee was formed to look into the reasons for the deaths and give a report within two days, officials said.

Zoo Director Renu Singh told IANS that they were fighting hard to contain the spread of the virus that killed one male and nine female black bucks in the past three days.

Autopsy reports showed the black bucks died of severe breathing problem.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Rupak Dey said they were in touch with the Wildlife Institute of India and an expert Wednesday inspected the black buck enclosure, which now has 34 animals.