After Jumbo Deaths, Now White Tiger ‘Subhranshu’ Unwell In Nandankanan

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of series of elephant deaths in the past one month due to spread of herpes virus at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in the capital city, a white tiger named ‘Subhranshu’ has been taken ill in the zoo.

According to sources, the five-year-old white tiger has reportedly fallen sick since Sunday and a team of doctors have been carrying out necessary treatment of the big cat.

However, allaying any fears of herpes virus, zoo deputy director Jayant Das said various body samples of the tiger have been sent for laboratory examination and the exact reason behind its sickness can only be ascertained after the health report. It is stated that Subhranshu is suffering from indigestion possibly due to liver-related problems.

Subhranshu is one of the four white tigers born in captivity in the zoo in 2014. Currently the zoo now has five normal coloured tigers and eight tigresses, four white tigers and five tigresses along with four melanistic tigers.

Earlier last month, a tigress named Priyanka succumbed to age-related sickness at the zoo.