5 days after theft, ‘bird remains’ found in zoo | Kolkata News

Kolkata: Physique components of a fowl — suspected to be that of one of many toucans that have been stolen from Alipore zoo final week — have been allegedly discovered on the zoo premises on Tuesday.
Whereas zoo director AK Samanta couldn’t be contacted regardless of repeated makes an attempt, sources from native Watgunge police station claimed that the beak and feathers of a fowl have been discovered contained in the zoo. They claimed that the physique components have been discovered on a spot the place the enclosure of the toucans is positioned.
Based on police sources, wildlife officers have collected samples from the spot to do forensic assessments to search out out if they’re physique components of toucan.
It could be famous that three unique birds — two toco toucans and one keel-billed toucan — have been stolen from their enclosure contained in the zoo on February 25. The birds have been rescued by BSF whereas being traded “illegally” final yr — in August and December. The zoo is now left with just one keel-billed toucan, which was additionally rescued final yr.
The thieves had seared open the iron web of the shelter hooked up to the enclosure — there was a 3ft X 3ft opening within the web. A day after, three safety personnel have been suspended by the zoo and the case was taken up Kolkata Police’s detective division.

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