Hokwongwei wrote:Screw that. If that's the case, it's Tianma's responsibility to make sure they keep the public away. You're not getting out of this one so easily, mister.
Icon wrote:Seems there was internal bleeding involved...
urodacus wrote:Icon wrote:Seems there was internal bleeding involved...
No shit, sherlock.
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) An autopsy confirmed Monday that A He, the hippo that first jumped from a moving truck and later fell several meters, died from a torn diaphragm.
The Taipei Zoo, which performed the autopsy, said there was a 30-40 centimeter rupture on the right side of the hippo's diaphragm, which caused a lung to slip from the chest cavity to the abdominal cavity.
Zoo spokesman Tsao Hsien-shao said the rupture may have occurred when the 1,190-kilogram A He was first injured on Friday, but the problem was ignored because it was hard to detect.
Tsao explained that it is difficult for X-rays to produce comprehensive results on large-sized mammals, and the X-rays and other tests done indicated that A He had not suffered from a fracture or hemorrhage, according to the zoo.
A preliminary examination by veterinarians shows that the animal may have died from toxins in the blood caused by intestinal problems as a result of the injuries, according to Taichung's Agriculture Bureau.
An autopsy will be performed on the hippo to determine the cause of the death, the bureau said.
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) Municipal authorities in Taichung have decided to hand the death of a hippopotamus that suffered severe injuries while being transported to the district prosecutors office, which is expected to charge the owner of the exotic animal with animal abuse.
The city will file charges against Skyzoo's operator for violating the Animal Protection Act because the owner failed to protect the hippo, said Wang Jiun-shong, director of Taichung's Agriculture Bureau.
Wang, who said he is saddened by the death, also pledged to review his own department's conduct and the apparent lack of oversight that allowed A He to be subject to the conditions that ultimately doomed it.
According to the owner of "A He," the animal was originally a gift from the Kaohsiung City government to the Taichung County government (now part of the Taichung City). But Taichung County later gave the hippo to the Taichung farm after finding it was not capable of taking good care of it.
Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) Skyzoo, a "leisure farm" in Taichung, has retrieved two of three false gharials that escaped from the farm in July, including the latest one, recovered Monday.
The false gharial is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as the population is estimated at below 2,500 mature individuals.
In July, Skyzoo sent 11 juvenile crocodiles from its breeding farm in Jiayi County to its leisure farm and reported to the Agriculture Bureau for verification, in accordance with relevant regulations.
Tachia police received a report a few days ago that someone had caught a young crocodile that was later identified as a false gharial and was believed to belong to Skyzoo, according to the Agriculture Bureau.
The Agriculture Bureau has fined Skyzoo for violating the Wildlife Conservation Act.
The Agriculture Bureau urged the public Tuesday to report to relevant authorities if they find the still-missing false gharial.
This is not the first time Skyzoo has sparked controversy. In December 2014, the Taichung city government took legal action against Skyzoo for animal abuse after "A He," a hippo, died after sustaining serious injuries while it was being transported.
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