New Delhi: All four monitor lizards at the Delhi Zoo have died of “shock” after being taken out of their enclosures during hibernation by a staff member.
“The lizards were pulled out by a zoo ranger on January 28 without seeking any permission. We have taken disciplinary action against the staff,” curator Riyaz Khan said.
As per the post-mortem report, the lizards died of shock. Khan said the reptiles died on February 1, 2, 11 and 15.
According to the curator, the lizards go into hibernation from November to March. “They are not disturbed. No food or water is given to them during this period,” another zoo official said.
The Delhi zoo now has no more monitor lizards. The curator added that a detailed report was being prepared by the zoo authorities regarding the incident....