Published: Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012, 10:52 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore, Mysore | Agency: DNA
A series of deaths involving African hunting Cheetah cubs in Mysore Zoo has made the authorities send an SOS to a US zoo to find answers to their mysterious deaths. Experts at the Smithsonian Zoo in New York had sent a questionnaire asking their eating habits, physiological features, biochemistry reports, other clinical signs and few other tests.
The answers that the Mysore zoo authorities sent to the New York experts have shed light on the health of the cubs. One of them had E.coli, which was shown in the blood culture taken from the heart of the dead cub.
The zoo authorities have also asked for the parameters to carry out the blood tests in addition to the haematological and biochemical analysis. They have also sought data regarding temperature, hygiene and other facilities that need to be created for the three surviving Cheetah cubs.
They have also contacted Dr Scott Citino of White Oak Conservation Center, who is an authority on Cheetah cubs.