Wildlife park clears air on death of animals

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  • Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

Dr Sipangkul explaining how the animals at the park are looked after.

KOTA KINABALU: The deaths of an orang utan and a clouded leopard at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park this year were due to natural illness, a state wildlife veterinary official Dr Symporosa Sipangkul said.

She said that the orang utan suffered from a bacterial infection (melioidosis) that affected its vital organs that triggered the death of the endangered species while the clouded leopard succumbed to its longstanding heart and kidney ailments.

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