White tiger ‘Subhranshu’ died of tick-borne disease At Odisha’s zoo: Post mortem report

Bhubaneswar: The post mortem report of white tiger ‘Subhranshu’ suggested that the big cat’s death at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha capital was due to tick borne blood protozoan disease.

After receiving the preliminary post mortem report of the white tiger, the zoo authorities have taken a decision to clean surroundings of carnivore enclosures up to 10 feet from the boundary wall and spray of acaricide in the surrounding.

Also, the zoo authorities have decided to explore the possibility of procuring vaccines from abroad to vaccinate the canines and felines against blood protozoan diseases.

Worth mentioning, the tiger breathed its last around 10.15 am this morning. The tiger had stopped food intake inside the feeding chamber since October 12. Subhranshu was born to Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) Maneesh and white tigress Sneha on July 28, 2014. With the death of the tiger, the zoo now houses 12 male and 13 female tigers.

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