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  Bird flu: Sultanpur National Park closed

Bird flu: Sultanpur National Park closed

PTI
Published : Nov 6, 2016, 1:33 am IST
Updated : Nov 6, 2016, 1:33 am IST

Nine ducks were found dead in the Blue Birds Tourist complex in Hisar district prompting the forest authorities to order that the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary be shut down.

Nine ducks were found dead in the Blue Birds Tourist complex in Hisar district prompting the forest authorities to order that the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary be shut down.

Conservator of forest south circle (wildlife), Rambir Singh confirmed that Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary has been closed following avian flu scare in Hisar.

 

“We have put a signage board at the entrance gate of Sultanpur National Park to inform the visitors and bird lovers about the situation why we have shut it down. Although there is no mortality of birds reported in this park” Mr Singh said.

We took precautionary steps to close the Sultanpur National Park for visitors following threat of avain flu deaths of birds in Rohtak and Hisar, he said.

The wild life officers has deployed veterinary doctors and experts to keep a close monitoring these birds, he said.

The Sultanpur—Farukhnagar—Jhajjar corridor is a natural habitat as migratory birds comes from Siberia, Eastern Europe, Mangolia in winter season.

Location: India, Haryana, Gurgaon