Royal Bengal Tigress ‘Priyanka’ Dies At Nandankanan Zoo
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Bhubaneswar: A 19 years and five months old Royal Bengal tigress ‘Priyanka’ died today while undergoing treatment at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar.
As per reports, ‘Priyanka’ was unwell due to age-related ailments and undergoing treatment at a veterinary hospital in the zoo premises for the past two years. She breathed her last at 10.30 AM today.
The normal coloured tigress was born in 2000 to tiger Ashok and tigress Tanuja in the zoo.
With Priyanka’s death, the Nandankanan Zoo is left with a total of 26 tigers including 13 normal, nine white and four melanistic tigers. It is pertinent to mention that the zoo is famous for its tiger population and captive breeding of the big cat.
Earlier, on September 2, 2018, a 10-year-old Royal Bengal tiger named ‘Manish’ died while undergoing treatment for blood Protozoan disease at the zoo.