Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (LocalWire) A ten-year-old female Hippo died on Friday at Nandankanan Zoological Park here following illness, zoo official said.
The Hippo had developed sudden sickness a few days ago and skipped food.
Despite best possible efforts by veterinarians, it could not be saved, zoo deputy director Jayant Kumar Das told LocalWire.
The exact cause of the death is being investigated, he said.
Nandankanan, one of premier large zoos of India is home to 13 Hippos with 3 of them being male species, he added.