Another anaconda dies in Thiruvananthapuram zoo; 3rd death in 4 months
Thiruvananthapuram: An anaconda in Thiruvananthapuram Zoo was found dead on Monday. The nine-year-old male anaconda was named Ganga. The zoo officials said that bleeding in intestines led to the snake’s death. This is the third anaconda dying in the zoo within four months.
When the zookeepers arrived, the giant snake was acting weirdly. They informed the officials at the zoo, but the snake died by the time they arrived to check on it. The snake was found inside the water in the cage.
Post-mortem was conducted by a team of doctors from Palode Centre for Wildlife Studies. Samples of internal organs were sent to State Institute of Animal Diseases for forensic examination.
The anaconda was 2.75 metres long and weighed about 14 kg. Seven anacondas, including Ganga, were brought to the zoo from Dehiwala Zoo in Sri Lanka in 2014.
The two other anacondas died earlier were accommodated in the same cage. The rest of the snakes were shifted to another cage as precaution. At present, there are four female anacondas in the zoo.