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White Tigress, Lioness Die in Madhya Pradesh

A lioness from national park here and a white tigress from an Indore zoo died in Madhya Pradesh following health problems,

Published: 11th July 2015 07:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2015 07:24 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BHOPAL: A lioness from national park here and a white tigress from an Indore zoo died in Madhya Pradesh following health problems, officials said today. An ailing 16-year-old lioness in Bhopal's Van Vihar National Park died after suffering paralysis in her hind limbs.

The lioness Bhawani passed away yesterday, Park's wildlife veterinarian, Dr Atul Gupta said. Bhawani suffered paralytic attack on February 22, 2015 and since then she was being treated for it. Gupta said that postmortem report revealed the reason behind her death as old age and non-functioning of internal organs.

Meanwhile at Indore, a five-year-old white tigress in local Kamala Nehru Zoo died early today because of allegedly suffering from intestine cancer. The white tigress gave birth to three cubs in May this year and since then she was not well, Zoo In-charge, Dr Uttam Yadav said.

The parts of her intestine will also be sent for histopathological tests to confirm the cancer angle. Yadav said that normally in captive condition the big cat survives for 16-24 years.



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