Investigation launched into water buffalo deaths in Yangmingshan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/19/2020
By: Liu Chien-pang and Chung Yu-chen

Photo courtesy of the Taipei City Animal Protection Office

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) A team composed of veterinarians and animal health specialists is now looking into 24 deaths of wild water buffaloes in Yangmingshan National Park, the Taipei City Animal Protection Office said Saturday.

Among the 24 dead wild water buffaloes, the office noted, 18 died over the past 19 days, including one calf that was found dead Friday evening.

To determine the cause of deaths, the team recently collected samples from the carcasses as well as water and plants from areas where the water buffaloes are most active for testing, the office said.

The locations where the carcasses were found were also disinfected, it said.

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