Bhubaneswar: In a bad news for animal lovers, the only male zebra at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha capital was found dead inside enclosure number 34 (A) this morning.
Though the reason behind the death of the animal is yet to be ascertained, zoo authorities suspect that lightning last evening claimed the life of the 2.5-year-old-zebra.
As per a release issued by zoo authorities, there was no symptom of weakness and the movement of the animal was normal.
The exact reason behind the death of the zebra can be known after post mortem, the release added.
Worth mentioning, four zebras, including the deceased one, were brought to Nandankanan zoo from Israel’s Tel Aviv zoo in September, 2015.