30 peacocks found dead in Rajasthan

India's national bird is facing threat in the desert state of Rajasthan - 30 peacocks have been found dead in various parts of the state. While 21 peacocks were found dead in a village near Jodhpur, poachers killed nine peacocks in a village in Bundi district. "Twenty-one peacocks were found dead in an agriculture field in Salodi village in Jodhpur district last evening,' a police official told IANS yesterday. The forest department has been informed and forest officials have started investigations, he added. The forest department has sent the carcasses of the peacocks found in the field for post-mortem examination. In Sisola village in Bundi district, poachers killed nine peacocks after offering them poisonous substance. A recent survey by People for Animals (PFA) showed that as many as 10 peacocks were being killed everyday in Rajasthan.

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