Kanpur: In what can be clearly termed as gross negligence on part of the Kanpur zoo authorities, around 31 blackbucks were killed by stray dogs on Sunday. It was not known how the dogs managed to enter the zoo. The authorities claimed they were investigating the incident. While only seven blackbucks are left after the attack, there has been no word on action against the zoo staff, except for three security guards who were suspended for dereliction of duty.
The blackbucks are endangered animals, and they are kept in highly secured facilities.
Kanpur Zoo director K Praveen Rao said that during the morning inspection, 31 blackbucks were found dead with some stray dogs still eating from their remains despite the presence of barbed wires around it.
Officials said that during the morning inspection, the animals were found dead with some dogs still eating from their remains.
The dogs were immediately chased out and two of them were shot dead in the process by the guards.
With additional information from PTI