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    Dozens of wild peacocks die in Thar desert | DAWN.COM






    KARACHI: Dozens of wild peacocks have died suddenly in Pakistan, prompting experts to fear an outbreak of the highly contagious Newcastle disease.
    Officials on Monday confirmed the deaths of at least 60 peacocks in Thar desert, part of southern Sindh province, over the last week. Local media reports say more than 100 of the exotic birds have died.
    The wildlife ministry said tests were being done to diagnose the cause of death, but said the wild peacocks had been weakened by starvation, deforestation and a lack of safe drinking water blamed on delays to the annual monsoon rains.
    “Wild peacocks have become susceptible to bacterial and fungal attack, which further suppressed the immunity of the birds that paved the room for viral attack,” said a ministry official.
    Experts are alarmed by the number of deaths, suspecting they may have been afflicted with Newcastle disease, known locally as ranikhet.
    “We are vaccinating wild peacocks protectively for suspected viral disease, as in 2003 when a few peacocks died from the same symptoms that later proved to be ranikhet,” said Lajpat Sharma, an official in the provincial wildlife ministry.
    Tahir Qureshi of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) also told AFP that he suspected ranikhet was to blame.
    Newcastle disease is a worldwide problem among birds and sporadic outbreaks can occur frequently. Affected birds suffer from loss of appetite, coughing, sneezing, diarrhoea, and in severe outbreaks a high proportion die.
    The wildlife ministry said it was supplying fresh water to peacocks in affected areas.
    Sharma said there are at least 30,000 wild peacocks in the Thar desert, but Qureshi said the numbers were declining, because of poaching and lack of effective conservation.

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    So sad. I watched it in the news a few days back. And so many of them die every day.
    Main to is waastay chup hon kay tamasha na banay
    Tu samajhta hai mujhe tujh se gila kuch bhi nahi...

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    • #3
      Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

      Very sad,Peacocks are really beautiful .
      They are dying due to the environmental condition , high temperature,load shedding and no water in the desert.


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      • #4
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        oh no
        “I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ”

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        • #5
          Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

          Originally posted by LiPpY View Post
          Very sad,Peacocks are really beautiful .
          They are dying due to the environmental condition , high temperature,load shedding and no water in the desert.
          load-shedding affects peacocks also? they can make pankha with their feathers...tension kiuN li itni k mar gaye?

          sad indeed! yeah, environmental factors must have played a dominant role!
          Life is NOT measured by the number of breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away!!!
          16 breaths a minute, 23040 a day...NO one knows which one will be their LAST!

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            Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

            ^ It's desert man. At least, if they are kept in cold room in such a hot weather it might help them.


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              Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

              Originally posted by LiPpY View Post
              ^ It's desert man. At least, if they are kept in cold room in such a hot weather it might help them.
              yup...money money money! show them the money!
              Life is NOT measured by the number of breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away!!!
              16 breaths a minute, 23040 a day...NO one knows which one will be their LAST!

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                Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

                Originally posted by Khalil KhaaN FaaKhta View Post
                load-shedding affects peacocks also? they can make pankha with their feathers...tension kiuN li itni k mar gaye?
                You don't have to come up with bizarre jokes in each and every thread, seriously.
                “I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ”

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                • #9
                  Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

                  This is sad news. I hope they figure out a way to prevent more deaths.

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                  • #10
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                    sad news indeed.

                    we humans spoil the earth and the poor animals suffer......

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                    • #11
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                      Its very sad... loss of beauty..
                      We should care for each other more than we care for ideas, or else we will end up killing each other.

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                      • #12
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                        It is very much sad that dozens of peacocks died as it could be possible due to an animal disease outbreak or it could be possible through the environmental changes in our country.

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                          While growing up I remember watching the spectacle of large flocks of Siberian migratory birds flying high in the skies just before winter months and then again seeing them returning after winters. Their numbers have now declined significantly as well due to climate change.

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                            Originally posted by decentGuy View Post
                            While growing up I remember watching the spectacle of large flocks of Siberian migratory birds flying high in the skies just before winter months and then again seeing them returning after winters. Their numbers have now declined significantly as well due to climate change.
                            O wow..where did you grow up?
                            We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star." -- Stephen Hawking

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                            • #15
                              Re: Dozens of Peacocks die in Pakistan

                              Originally posted by SID_NY View Post
                              O wow..where did you grow up?
                              In Karachi. Those birds would fly hundreds of miles, day and night to reach their final destination mainly Haleji lake and Keenjhar lake in Sindh.
                              More info: Migratory Waterfowls

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