The appearance of sick birds in the pond on Lakebourne Drive caused huge worries because it was the second case of founding infected feathered creatures in Winnipeg ponds.
The Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Center is actively engaged in the study of this issue. As the organization informs, at least a dozen birds died on the Santa Fe Park pond last month.
Since the birds with infection were detected in the second pond, Wildlife Haven took under its care already 10 birds from both ponds. Symptoms of their disease completely coincide. The executive director of the organization Zoe Nakata has already warned the city authorities that they need to check the water samples from both ponds.
Zoe also said that they check the ponds every day and take sick birds to them to treat them. Despite all this, the cause of the disease of birds is still unexplained.
Nakata said that the reason can only be revealed by the results of the analysis of water samples. One of the main possible causes of the environmental problem is the anomalously hot summer in Winnipeg and as a consequence the appearance of bacteria causing botulism or harmful algae in the water.