Barang: An ailing bear, species native to the Indian subcontinent died of prolonged illness at Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) here on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
The black bear named ‘Banki’ was 30 years old.
According to sources, the bear was undergoing treatment for the last three months. Banki died today at around 8 am in the zoo, NZP authorities informed.
Banki was rescued near a dhaba in Banki after which he was brought to the NZP.
With the death of Banki, the total number of the bear in the park has came down to 14.