BENGALURU: The white tiger, Shreyas, which was injured in a fight with other tigers on September 17, died on Wednesday evening.
The tiger was undergoing treatment for its injuries for the past three days. The nine-year-old tiger, which was injured in the fight at the safari at the Bannerghatta Biological Park after the zoo keepers released the tigers at the same time, was rushed to the zoo hospital. It was later shifted to the veterinary college hospital at Hebbal for further treatment.
According to officials, the tiger was initially responding well to treatment, had food normally and was active. However, it collapsed later on and efforts to revive it went in vain.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that there were deep puncture wounds in the spinal cord and thoracic region.
Shreyas was born on 24 January, 2008 in Bannerghatta Biological Park. His visceral samples will be subjected to further investigations.
Bannerghtatta Zoo, spread across 100 acres, has about 1,435 animals of 76 species. The park had 41 tigers.
In addition, there were seven white tigers of which a couple of them like Shreyas were born in Bannerghatta zoo. Also, two tigers rescued from circuses were housed here.