Fifty peacocks die due to siz­zling heat

Pakistan Observer - - EDITORIALS & COMMENTS -

MITHI—An out­break of ‘Ranikhet’ a deadly vi­ral dis­ease, cou­plled with se­vere hu­mid at­mos­phere, killed at least fifty peacocks dur­ing last week. Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, the summer sea­son had brought in­tense wave of heat this year, which seemed to have a ad­verse im­pact on peacocks, mag­nif­i­cently beau­ti­ful birds.

When con­tacted, the Dis­trict Of­fi­cer Ashaque Me­mon said that the birds were dy­ing due to siz-zling weather and lack of Vi­ta­min. Sev­eral re­ports have sur­faced claim­ing the spread of a vi­ral dis­ease in the peacocks of Thar’s arid zone, stretched hugely.

In the vil­lages of Thar’s Di­plo Town at least 20 peacocks lost their lives, while in three vil­lages of the Na­garparker dis­trict, 10 peacocks re­port­edly died. Also, dozens of peacocks are still strug­gling for sur­vival of their lives in the hu­mid and hot weather.

Since last four years, the death rate of the desert re­gion’s peacocks con­tin­ued to climb due to spread of a lethal dis­ease called ‘RaniKhet’ usu­ally wit­nessed in summer.

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