Summary: More than 50 pigeons and 30 quails have been undergoing treatment for burns, chocking, irritation in eyes and shock syndrome. Most of the birds were found to be suffering from shock syndrome, which usually results in heart stroke. It has also been noticed that this time birds have reported severe illnesses. “While we witness a rise in bird illnesses after Diwali every year, this year has been really bad. However, we have on Friday released over 20 pigeons after they were successfully treated in the hospital,” said Dr Rajkumar, a senior ornithologist at Jain Bird Hospital.
GURGAON: Rising air pollution in Gurgaon is not only affecting human health, but it’s also having a huge impact on the birds too. And this year, the city’s bird hospitals and animal welfare organisations have reported a 30% increase in illnesses among avians due to increased air and noise pollution, post-Diwali.In a shelter home run by People For Animals (PFA) in Sultanpur, four out of 19 peacocks admitted after Diwali succumbed to severe injuries and illnesses.All the nine parrots brought to the shelter home post-festivities also died due to burn injuries, shock syndrome and heart stroke.”Birds are the best indicators of the condition of our biosphere. We couldn’t save four peacocks and all the nine parrots that were brought to the shelter home died.
Most of the birds were found to be suffering from shock syndrome, which usually results in heart stroke. Also, there have been a few severe cases of burns,” said Amit Choudhery from PFA-Gurgaon.The bird hospital in Jacobpura, on the other hand, reported an increase of 30% in the cases of heart stroke, burn injuries and other illnesses related to air and noise pollution.Currently, a peacock from Sector 14 is undergoing treatment at the hospital after it experienced chocking. More than 50 pigeons and 30 quails have been undergoing treatment for burns, chocking, irritation in eyes and shock syndrome.
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