Exemplary actions will be taken against anyone found involved or responsible for the recent deaths of animals at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur.
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin made the remark on Sunday during a visit to the Safari Park.
The minister said a five-member probe body has been formed already and they have been given 10 days to submit a report.
“In the neutral probe if anyone or their irresponsibility is found liable for the death of animals at the Safari Park the ministry will take exemplary measures against them and will bring them under law,” he said.
Shahab Uddin said the deaths of so many animals in such a short period is very saddening.
Regarding the developments in thwe investigation, the minister said already the body parts of the deceased animals have been sent to different labs and the Safari Park authority is consulting specialist doctors to prevent such deaths.
Project director, veterinary officer and in-charge of the park have been removed from their posts to ensure an impartial investigation, he said.
So far this year, 11 zebras, one lioness and a tiger died at the Gazipur Safari Park.
Of them 10 zebras died from January 2 to 24.