19 October 2016

New Delhi zoo closed temporarily after birds die of bird flu

A sweeper cleans a road inside the closed premises of the National Zoological Park in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The zoo has been closed temporarily after nine birds died from suspected bird flu last week, according to a zoo official.
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.