Female sloth bear dies at Nandankanan, only 16 left

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Bhubaneswar: In yet another bad news for animal lovers, a female sloth bear named ‘Mili’ today died of prolonged illness at the Nandankanan Zoo here.

The 16-year-old sloth bear died while it was under treatment in an isolated feeding chamber of the zoo since long time.

The animal was treated with antibiotics, oral multivitamins and liver tonic, zoo sources said.

They said that the post-mortem report will give us more information about the animal’s death. At present, Nandankanan has 16 sloth beers out of which 11 are males.

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