Hundreds of crows perish in Chitral

A Correspondent March 18, 2018

CHITRAL: Hundreds of common crows have perished in different localities of Chitral town, including the Chitral Gol National Park, over the past four weeks.

Divisional forest officer of Chitral wildlife division Ijaz Ahmed told Dawn that prevalence of a mysterious disease could be the cause of death of scavengers in large numbers.
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However, he said the symptoms observed from the bodies of the dying birds suggested the disease was viral influenza but there were still many signs which were contrary to it.

The forest officer said the bird species might have been affected due to consumption of flesh of dogs poisoned to death in a recent campaign by the tehsil municipal administration in the city as the killed dogs were not properly buried.
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Published in Dawn, March 18th, 2018

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