Bhubaneswar: 4 elephants have lost their lives due to virus in Nandan Kanan Zoo of Odisha. According to the report, these four elephants have died in a month. In the investigation so far, the endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) is believed to be responsible for the death of elephants. After this incident, the Government of Odisha has sought assistance from the Government of Assam and Kerala for the treatment of elephants.
According to the news agency PTI, EEHV virus mostly affects elephants up to 15 years of age. Odisha's Forest and Environment Minister B Karukha has told that the Odisha government has consulted experts from Assam and Kerala. Elephants were killed by this type of virus there too.
It is being told that there is no vaccine available to stop the spread of this type of virus, so the state government has sought help from experts. The minister has said that so far four elephants have died due to this virus. Efforts are being made to save the remaining elephants from the grip of the virus.
Let me tell you that the latest death has happened on Saturday night. The minister said that most of the elephants have been brought from various forested areas of the state. Their blood will be tested to prevent the virus from spreading. Nandan Kanan Zoo Deputy Director Jayant Das has told that important steps are being taken to save the life of elephants in the zoo.