Ashoka, a leopard at Lucknow zoo, dies at 14

By, Lucknow
Apr 26, 2023 11:39 PM IST

A 14-year-old leopard named Ashoka passed away at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden due to poor health conditions. Veterinarians tried to nurse him back to health for thirteen days, but he had not been consuming food. An autopsy has been completed, and the zoo currently has 11 leopards.

Owing to poor health conditions for the past few weeks, Ashoka, a 14-year-old leopard at the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, passed away here on Wednesday.

Ashoka, the leopard, that died at Lucknow zoo. (File photo)
Ashoka, the leopard, that died at Lucknow zoo. (File photo)

Ashoka had been on IV fluids and medicines for the past thirteen days and had not been consuming any food.

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Veterinarians had been engaged in nursing him back to health at the animal clinic at the zoo itself, as were the zookeepers in charge at the clinic, but his condition had been steadily worsening lately.

A panel of veterinarians have also completed the autopsy of the leopard.

Currently, the Lucknow Zoo has 11 leopards on its premises.

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