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22 peacocks found dead in Rajkot district

india Updated: Feb 01, 2011 02:05 IST

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As many as 22 peacocks have been found dead in Wankaner Vidi area in the district in the last few days and forest department has initiated an inquiry in this regard, officials said.

"We have set up nine teams to search every corner of the area to find out the exact cause of the bird deaths," forest department official Lalitbhai Parmar said.

The carcasses of the birds, found in the last five days, have been sent to Junagadh and Anand veterinary laboratories, the senior official said.

Forest department suspects that pesticides may be the cause behind the deaths.