Black bear dies at Nandankanan zoo

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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.

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