Mathura, 2018.02.09 (VT) Residents have alerted the Forestry Department after several dead peacocks were found in the area near Mathura Refinery. Around 15 dead peacocks have been found in the area in the last two months.
The cause of the death is not known, however, residents say that vicious dogs in the area have been seen attacking peacocks. SDM Sadar Krantishekhar said that the Forestry Department will launch an investigation to discover the cause of the deaths.
Divisional Forest Officer, Arvind Kumar, said that they were not aware of increase in peacock deaths in recent months, however the Forestry Department takes such reports seriously and will act immediately.
As well as being loved by Lord Krishna for their service of providing beautiful feathers to decorate his turban, Peacocks are India’s National bird. Formerly, peacocks were common in Braj, however, the urban sprawl in recent years has significantly reduced peacock numbers and they are now rarely seen.
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