Rare animals burned in captivity


A WILDFIRE broke out on the eastern part of Thitya Hill near the Ahwaiya Dam within Nap Pyi Taw’s Safari Park, killing several animals, including leopards and a rare bird, on Thursday.
Before the fire, locals found the dead body of a young leopard caught in a trap in a deep, narrow valley near the Whattho Hill. They immediately informed a member of the forestry department.
“The dead leopard and another young one were burned in the forest fire,”said U Kyaw Kyaw, a resident of Welgyi Village.
Located in Pyinmana Township, Nay Pyi Taw, the Safari Park is a wildlife park with many rare animals, including domesticated wild oxen, sambur and several kinds of deer.
The park also features leopards, African deer, camels, goats, lions, tigers, rhinos, ostriches, giraffes, zebras and ponies.

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