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The Kamla Nehru Zoo in Indore has reported the deaths of six wolves in recent days from rabies, according to a Times of India report.

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“Six out of the eight wolves kept in separate cages died due to rabies in the last three days,” the in-charge of the zoo, said. The other two wolves have not exhibited rabies symptoms to date.

The source of the rabies is unknown.

Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or contact with mucous membranes.

According to the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, all mammals are susceptible to rabies.