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43 peacocks and peahens found dead in Madurai

Aug 22, 2018 15:03 IST
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As many as 43 peacocks were found dead in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. The incident took place at Maruthakulam near Madurai on Sunday. Among 43 peacocks, 34 were female and 9 were male. S Arumugam, the Range Officer at Madurai Wildlife Range, said “Peacocks may have consumed paddy grains laced with poison on Friday night. Peacocks have been sent for post-mortem. Investigation is underway.” (HT Correspondent)