Mysterious deaths: 10 peacocks drop dead in Tharparkar

Published: April 9, 2013
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A number of birds died due to Ranikhet disease in Tharparkar last year and the residents of the village feel that the birds might be suffering from the same disease as the symptoms are similar.

A number of birds died due to Ranikhet disease in Tharparkar last year and the residents of the village feel that the birds might be suffering from the same disease as the symptoms are similar.

MITHI: 

Ten peacocks have died and several others are suffering from an unknown disease in Singalo village, Tharparkar. A number of birds died due to Ranikhet disease in Tharparkar last year and the residents of the village feel that the birds might be suffering from the same disease as the symptoms are similar.

“The members of the wildlife department have yet to visit the district,” said a resident, Muhammad Moosa Rahimoon. Another resident, Allah Dino Rahimoon, felt that the weather was to blame for the deaths. “We are keeping the birds in the shade at homes and are trying to cure them using traditional medicines,” he said.

The villagers fear that the disease could spread and could infect peacocks in other villages. Several teams from the Sindh Wildlife Department visited various parts of Tharparkar after the peacocks fell ill last year. The provincial department had claimed that only a few birds died from the disease. Media reports alleged, however, that a substantial number of birds had died from Ranikhet last year. No wildlife official was available for comment.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 9th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • RAW is WAR
    Apr 9, 2013 - 1:33PM

    bird flue?

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  • Soomro
    Apr 9, 2013 - 2:55PM

    Peacocks are the beauty of SEHRA E THHAR, since one year its come to hear and also observed that due to an unknown disease are suffering and died.may be some disease as Bird Flue etc has been occured in differnet time in birds but in this case there is doubt that some NGOs and Forums may be involved to suffer them, because after illness and death, this issue will be highleted and Some donners and Govt will release the fund and and this is the only survival…..by the way, it should be proper investigation to save this beautiful bird.

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