Thiruvananthapuram: Within a month, one more anaconda in Thiruvananthapuram Zoo has died. A nine-year-old anaconda named Angela died on Tuesday morning. The Zoo authorities said that the giant snake died following an infection in intestine. Another anaconda named Renuka had died in the first week of August.
The anaconda was found dead on the sand in the cage when the zoo staff came to feed it in the morning. The carcass was taken out for detailed examination. When the CCTV visuals were checked, the anaconda was seen moving from water to the sand by 3 in the morning.
Zoo veterinary doctor Jacob Alexander and team conducted post-mortem. After removing the internal organs, the anaconda’s body was stuffed and shifted to Natural History Museum.
The dead anaconda was 3.6 metres long and weighed 50 kg. Both anacondas that died this month were put in the same cage. Following this, the third one in the cage was shifted to another cage on Tuesday.
The seven anacondas including Angela were brought the Zoo from Dehiwala in Sri Lanka in 2014. At present, there are five anacondas including one male and four females in the zoo.