The News Scroll 20 September 2019  Last Updated at 6:20 pm | Source: PTI

Bengal tiger dies at Delhi zoo

Bengal tiger dies at Delhi zoo
New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) An eight-year-old Bengal tiger died in the Delhi zoo on Friday due to "kidney failure", officials said.

Rama died around 3 pm on Friday. A blood report indicated very high phosphorous content and creatinine levels impacted the functioning of kidneys, an official in the Delhi zoo said.

The tiger, which was brought from the Mysore zoo in 2014, was unwell since July 27 and has not been eating enough. It had become very weak, another official said.

Central Zoo Authority (CZA) member secretary S P Yadav had on Friday morning constituted a three-member committee to "inquire into the circumstances leading to the ill-health" of the Bengal tiger, according to the officials.

The average lifespan of a tiger is around 20 years in captivity. PTI GVS SMN SMN

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