Bhubaneswar, Aug 28: One yellow Anaconda died today at the Nandankanan zoo. Zoo officials said that a post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.
The zoo had got as many as eight yellow Anacondas including four females from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in Chennai in October. Prior to incident, two Anacondas had died in the zoo.
Zoo officials said that the death of the reptile has forced them to keep a close vigil on the remaining yellow Anacondas. “We have asked our vets to remain alert and examine the health condition of the reptile in regular intervals,” said a zoo official.