Van Vihar’s tigress ‘Reena’ is dead
BHOPAL: ‘Reena’, a 19-year-old senile
tigress of Van Vihar National Park Bhopal died on Thursday. Reena was born at
Van Vihar on August 30, 1994. Average age of tigers is 14-15 years. Reena had
abandoned regular food from April 23. Wildlife doctors were administering
medicines to her, but these were proving to be ineffective due to her senility.
Post-mortem of the tigress was conducted
by Van Vihar’s veterinary doctor Dr Atul Gupta and Dr Seema Bhindwale of State
Veterinary Diseases Research Lab. Prima facie, inability of internal organs to
function properly due to senility was found to be cause of death. The tigress
was cremated after post-mortem.