Another white tigress dies in Bhopal

June 30th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Yet another white tigress has died at the Van Vihar National Park here, an official said Thursday. Park veterinarian Atul Gupta said the tigress, Kiku, “was a paralytic and had lived her age”. She was 16 years old.

Her hind legs were weak ever since she was brought from the Delhi zoo in 1995, he said. “But the problem with her legs gradually increased with her growing age,” he said.

Gupta said the animal was not well for some days.

A total of seven big cats, including two white tigers, two tigress, two tigers and a lion, have died in the national park since October 2006. The park is now left with 13 big cats, including a white tiger.

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