Thursday, November 25, 2004

LONE CHIMPANZEE FACES DEATH IN BANGLADESH ZOO

25 Dhaka Zoo inmates face death
At least 25 animals of Dhaka Zoo face death because of old age and lack of proper treatment.

The animals waiting for death are the lone Chimpanzee, a Tapir, a Mandrill, two elephants, a Goyal and a bear.

"Dhaka Zoo needs more facilities and cells for the ever-growing population. The ministry has already decided to provide Tk 30 lakh for the expansion and we have submitted a proposal and awaiting the ministry's approval," said Mofizur Rahman, curator of the zoo.

Recently, a Hippopotamus and a Royal Bengal tiger died on November 11 and 16....