Fifty peacocks die due to sizzling heat

Mithi—An outbreak of ‘Ranikhet’ a deadly viral disease, couplled with severe humid atmosphere, killed at least fifty peacocks during last week. According to details, the summer season had brought intense wave of heat this year, which seemed to have a adverse impact on peacocks, magnificently beautiful birds.
When contacted, the District Officer Ashaque Memon said that the birds were dying due to siz-zling weather and lack of Vitamin. Several reports have surfaced claiming the spread of a viral disease in the peacocks of Thar’s arid zone, stretched hugely.
In the villages of Thar’s Diplo Town at least 20 peacocks lost their lives, while in three villages of the Nagarparker district, 10 peacocks reportedly died. Also, dozens of peacocks are still struggling for survival of their lives in the humid and hot weather.
Since last four years, the death rate of the desert region’s peacocks continued to climb due to spread of a lethal disease called ‘RaniKhet’ usually wit-nessed in summer.—APP

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