‘Injured tiger cub in Bandipur recuperating’

BANGALORE: A male tiger cub which was injured in a ‘territorial’ fight in Somannanpura range of Bandipur National Park last week, is said to be recovering. Deputy Conservator of Forests of Ban

Published: 17th February 2012 02:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A male tiger cub which was injured in a ‘territorial’ fight in Somannanpura range of Bandipur National Park last week, is said to be recovering. Deputy Conservator of Forests of Bandipur National Park, Dr Hanumanthappa told Express that the male cub has started licking its wound which according to veterinarians is a good sign. A close observation of the tiger by Dr Chettiappa, a veterinary doctor, has revealed that the injury is healing slowly. Besides, the cub licking its wounds means that it is in healing process.

However, Dr Hanumanthappa said that it was too premature to say anything at this juncture about the time-frame for the healing of injury. As per doctors’ observation, the tiger cub is quite active and there is no apparent threat to its life.

With this, doctors have temporarily dropped the idea of nabbing the cub for treatment. “We will leave everything to nature as it will take care of the injury,” he added.

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