Rescued tiger under treatment at zoo dies

A tiger that was rescued in a severely injured condition in March, 2015, which was under treatment at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, here, died on Friday.

 Executive Director of the zoo, S Venkatesan said in a press release that as per the post-mortem report, the cause of the death of the animal is kidney failure.

The royal bengal tiger, named Sanjay and aged about four years was brought to the zoo from the H D Kote forest range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve on March 26, 2015.

 The animal had sustained gunshot wounds on its right shoulder and skull, with the right forelimb bone shattered. It had undergone internal-fracture fixation using plates and screws which was a first-of-its kind treatment in India for tigers and was under post-operative care for almost six months in the zoo hospital. It had difficulty with locomotion and was confined in the holding room. Meanwhile, it had developed elbow hygroma at its left elbow due to contralateral limb problem.

 In December 2015, the tiger underwent a surgery for hygroma excision and at that time, a blood examination revealed the infection. The big cat was put on necessary medication was under post-operative care. During post-operative treatment on Friday, the tiger collapsed at 3.30 pm. However, the animal didn’t respond to the treatment, the release adds.

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