A senior official said the death of tiger cubs in TN could be because of this virus.
BBP Executive Director AV Surya Sen told The New Indian Express that the 15 deer were part of the 38 that were rescued and brought from St John’s Hospital in Bengaluru on August 17.
Vaccination for this virus will be included in the list of booster doses to be administered to the animals annually.
According to the zoo management, it all started on August 21, when one vaccinated female leopard cub aged about eight months rescued from BRT tiger reserve suddenly fell ill.
The forest guard, along with two watchers who were on patrol, heard the sound of someone cutting tree.
As per PWD records, the project was first conceptualised in 2017 and work on the drawing board started in 2018. Work on the ground started in 2020 and, so far, only 60 km has been completed.
APCCF, wildlife, Kuamr Pushkar said camera trap assessment is done on a 2sqkms grid with two camera traps.
According to BBP officials, it is not uncommon for hippopotamus calves to get trampled by their mothers or by aggressive males.