EPA: Crane captured on video was not killed

An aerial shot of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, located in K. Atoll. (Photo/Anantara)

Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that the investigation into a video that recently went viral where a crane was captured in a villa in Anantara Dhigu resort has come to an end completely and that the investigation had shown that the crane was not killed, contrary to prior reports.

EPA has stated that the agency was working to create awareness among the resort staff and guests regarding such issues.

The video which went viral last week, showed an employee of the resort trying to scare off the crane which had entered the villa with an umbrella. The video later showed the employee carrying the crane out of the room by holding its wings.

Cranes are protected animals in the Maldives. Harming protected animals in any manner and damaging its habitat are strictly prohibited under the law.