Japanese Special Natural Monument “ptarmigan” found dead 2 continuous days / Bleeding from heart and lungs

According to Ueno Zoological Gardens, Japanese Special Natural Monument “rock ptarmigan [Wikipedia]” was found dead for 2 continuous days.

Rock ptarmigan is called “Raicho”, which is considered to be endangered species in Japan. Ueno Zoological Gardens has been attempting artificial rearing and 5 of the baby birds hatched this June.

However one male bird died on 8/26/2015, and another male bird died on 8/27/2015 as well.

Ueno Zoological Gardens announced they found minor bleeding from the heart, lungs and kidney of the one that died on 8/27/2015 but no symptom of infectious disease was confirmed. They reported the cause of death is not identified.

In this zoo, large mammals died in rapid succession from the end of last year. (cf, Large mammals die in rapid succession in Ueno Zoological Gardens from tumor, heart failure etc.. [URL])




https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gapxg1NZ1s4




Français :

En 2 jours, deux lagopèdes, oiseau monument naturel au japon, sont morts : hémorragies au cœur et aux poumons


Selon le jardin zoologique de Ueno, deux “lagopèdes alpins” [Wikipedia] ont été retrouvés morts, sur 2 jours.

Le lagopède alpin est appelé “Raicho”, il est considéré comme une espèce en danger au Japon. Le Ueno Zoological Gardens en a tenté un élevage en captivité et 5 oisillons étaient éclos en juin dernier.

Cependant, un oisillon mâle est mort le 26 août 2015 et un autre le 27.
Le Ueno Zoological Gardens a annoncé avoir trouvé de petites hémorragies au cœur, aux poumons et aux reins de celui décédé le 27 août 2015 mais aucun symptôme de maladie infectieuse n’est avéré. Ils déclarent la cause du décès non identifiée.

Il y avait eu une succession rapide de morts de grands mammifères à la fin de l’année dernière dans ce zoo. (cf. Une série rapide de morts de grands mammifères au Parc Zoologique d’Ueno, tumeurs, arrêt cardiaque, etc.)

https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gapxg1NZ1s4

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August 2015