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14 lions killed at Iran zoo over infection fears

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Peter Dickinson, 18 Jan 2011.

  1. Peter Dickinson

    Peter Dickinson Well-Known Member

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    Authorities put down 14 lions at the Tehran zoo that had been diagnosed with an infectious bacterial disease that could affect visitors, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

    The state-own Jam-e Jam daily reported that the lions were suffering from glanders, a bacterial disease found in horses, donkeys, mules as well as other domesticated animals. It can spread from infected animals to humans. The paper did not say when the lions killed.

    Houman Moloukpour, a veterinarian, told the newspapers that the lions most likely contracted the disease because of mismanagement at the zoo.

    Moloukpour said over the past two month three lions have died in the zoo after they contracted by glanders, which he said cannot be treated among domesticated animals but wild
    14 lions killed at Iran zoo over infection fears
     
  2. fofo

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    Unfortunately, this news is true lions and death due to unsanitary food was nothing but
     
  3. Kifaru Bwana

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    The fibs that was something other than mismanagement were unsavoury. I hope that some of the competent wildlife vets and scientists of Iran take over and bring the zoo up to its former standards.

    They have some nice species in Persian fallow deer and onager.
     
  4. fofo

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    Fortunately, this happened after the monitoring and investigation of animal health is more.