KUWAIT CITY, Aug 8: News have been circulating on a number of Twitter accounts which said two giraffes inside the Kuwait Zoo have died due to lack of air-conditioning, reports Al- Seyassah daily.
The tweeters said this happened because according to them there was no air-conditioning or fans to relieve the hot, suffocating atmosphere inside the shelters for three months and the scorching heat was the cause of the death of the animals.
The tweeters questioned if it was ‘negligence or irresponsibility’? In this regard the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) stated that the death in some animal zoos varies its causes, and the actual causes of death are determined after the laboratory tests, depending on the animal’s pathological history.
PAAAFR said the heat may be a secondary factor for the causes of death, and it is known that these animals return to environments different from the nature of the climate in the State of Kuwait, in light of the high humidity which coincides with the extreme heat that puts a great stress on the health of the animals although the authority provides all possible livelihood needs of these animals.