One of the dear animals at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023. The zoo officials in Visakhapatnam are very sad about the loss of Divya, a female sloth bear.
Divya was 20 years old when she died. The reason for her passing was a long-term problem with her kidneys, which is known as chronic renal failure. She was born at the Visakhapatnam Zoo in 2003. The people at the zoo said that in the wild, sloth bears usually live for about 15 to 20 years.
The person in charge of the zoo, Nandini Salaria IFS, shared that now there are only two other sloth bears left in the Visakhapatnam Zoo. They also mentioned that not too long ago, on September 23, 2023, the zoo lost a lioness named Maheswari, who was 18 years old. She passed away because of a severe heart problem called myocardial infarction.