Sick lion dies at Dulahazara Bangabandhu Safari Park

Published : 22 Apr 2022 10:35 PM | Updated : 23 Apr 2022 03:30 PM

The sick lion of Dulahazara Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Chakriya, Cox's Bazar has finally died. The lion named ‘Nadi’ died on Friday at around 6 am while undergoing treatment. He was seriously ill for two long months, but he could not be restored even after being put on board with a team of experts more than once. A general diary (GD) has been filed at Chakaria police station regarding his death (No. 930 / 22-4-2022). 

The park's caretaker Mazharul Islam said that the confined lion kept in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park had a fight with the male companion on February 2 and the male lion was severely injured. With the advice of a veterinarian, both the lions recovered. But in the meanwhile, on 19th February, both the lions got involved in a fight again and both of them got injured.

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Mazharul Islam, in-charge of the park, said the treatment was continued as per the old decision of the board as the lioness became weaker without any improvement in the disease. On March 26, blood and wound samples of the lioness were sent to Chittagong Veterinary and Sciences University for testing.

According to the results of the test report received on April 12, the medical board mentioned that the virus has spread from the wound of the lion to the body (feline immunodeficiency virus / Feline leukemia virus).

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