Assam State Zoo's newly brought hyena breathes its last
GUWAHATI: One of the hyenas that had been brought in to the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden breathed its last today morning. The hyena couldn't survive in Guwahati for more than 12 days.
Two hyenas had been brought in from Ranchi recently - a male and a female. While the female hyena was able to cope up with the change of atmosphere, the male hyena got sick soon after its arrival in Guwahati.
"Due to the sudden change of climate, both the hyenas got sick initially but while the female hyena showed a positive graph and recovered from it, the male hyena sadly did not. It first caught fever, then went into coma and finally passed away on Thursday morning," Tejas Mariswamy, DFO of the Assam State Zoo informed G Plus.
He further added that when an animal is taken to a new place, it tends to get stressed and finds it difficult to cope, leading its stimulity to go down.
The Zoo, on November 24, had exchanged animals with the Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park in Ranchi and brought in a pair of ostriches and striped hyenas in exchange for an eight-year-old male panther and three leopard cats.
File photo of the Hyena | Pratidin Times