More peacocks die in Aravalli as mercury soars

After the death of eight peacocks on Monday, three more of the national bird were found dead on Tuesday in the same village, Hasanpur, in the Aravali hills area.

A team of experts from Hisar’s Haryana Agriculture University [HAU] would visit the village on Wednesday for conducting post-mortems of the dead birds.

Meanwhile, several seriously ill peacocks from Rewari and Mahendrgarh districts were treated in the veterinary hospital here.

There are unconfirmed reports of more than a dozen peacock deaths from villages in these two districts of south Haryana.

‘Some heat stroke-affected peacocks and peahen were treated in Rewari, and several others from Mahendragarh were taken to Gurgaon hospital,’ said Wildlife Inspector Shiv Ram.

The death toll of peacocks due to heat stroke in this Aravali village of Hasanpur alone has reached 11 within 48 hours. 

Meanwhile, Delhiites witnessed yet another hot and humid day on Tuesday with mercury rising three notches above the normal to 42.3 degree Celsius.

The minimum was recorded at 28.6 degree Celsius, one degree above normal for this time of the year, MeT official said.

Yesterday, the national capital experienced a maximum temperature of 41.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal and the minimum recorded at 30.0 degrees celsius.

MeT department has predicted a partly cloudy sky tomorrow with maximum likely to reach 43 degree Celsius and minimum to 30 degree Celsius.
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