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Probe body formed over deaths of 9 zebras

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Published: 11:51, 27 January 2022  
Probe body formed over deaths of 9 zebras

The government has formed a five-member probe committee to find out the reason behind the deaths of nine zebras at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park located in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change formed the committee on Wednesday (January 26).

Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, additional secretary of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change was made the convener of the committee, and Mohammad Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, deputy secretary (Environment-2) the member-secretary.

Other members of the committee include Jahangirnagar University’s Zoology department head Prof Dr Mohammad Monirul Hasan Khan and conservator of Forest of Wildlife and Nature Conservation Circle, Dhaka and former chief veterinary officer of the Central Veterinary Hospital Dr ABM Shahidullah.

The committee has been asked to submit the investigation report to the ministry within 10 working days.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin yesterday in a meeting instructed the authorities concerned to form a committee to investigate the deaths of nine zebras at the safari park this month.

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