Eight Zebras, rescued from Satmile area in Sharsha upazila of Jessore early Wednesday, have been sent to Banghabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur following a court order.
The Detective branch of police handed over the zebras to the forest department office in Khulna around 12:00am on Thursday. Later, the forest department sent the zebras to the safari park, said Raju Ahmed, forest inspector of the Wild Life in Khulna.
The DB police rescued nine zebras from Satmile which were to be smuggled to the neighbouring country, said Maniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of DB.
The zebras were brought from Africa in box cartons and kept at a cattle-shed owned by a person named Nur Hossain Tutu.
One of the nine zebras died after being rescued around 9:30am.
Being informed, an eight-member forest department team went to the spot.
On Wednesday, a Jessore court ordered to send the zebras to the Safari Park.
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