New Delhi zoo closed temporarily after birds die of bird flu
NEW DELHI — New Delhi's zoo has been closed temporarily after nine birds died from suspected bird flu last week, a zoo official said Wednesday.
Autopsies conducted on the birds confirmed that at least two of them died from H5N1 avian influenza, said Riaz Ahmed Khan, the National Zoological Park's curator.
"We decided to close the zoo for a few days as a precautionary measure," Khan said, adding that the zoo would reopen next week.
He said the birds, including some ducks and two pelicans, died Friday and Saturday.
The zoo, one of the largest in India, has some 1,400 animals,... read more