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Tata Zoo’s favourite tigress breathes her last


Jamshedpur May 1: The visitors to Tata Zoo will not hear the roar of their favourite tigress Shanti anymore.

The star tigress of Tata Zoo died at the Zoological Park on April 30, 2017, in the evening around 4 pm.

Since last one month Shanti was under treatment at the Tata zoo hospital due to old age related complications, but her condition started deteriorating in the last 15 days. The team at the Zoo had taken full care and done their best to prolong her life, but sadly this was not to be.

It may be noted that the 18-year-old Royal Bengal Tiger Shanti suffered a paralytic attack in March 2017 and had become extremely weak and also refused food while the doctors were providing her with necessary vitamins through saline.

Zoo director Bipul Chakravarty said, “Since the paralytic attack Shanti’s health deteriorated and she even refused food and was confined to her cell as she could barely able to stand up.”

Chakravarty further said that tigress’ central nervous system had failed which led to her demise.

The Royal Bengal Tiger Shanti was born on December 22, 1999 at Tata Steel Zoological Park. Shanti’s age was over the average life expectancy of tigers in captivity.

She gave birth to three healthy cubs Dona (Female),Vivan (male ) and Ahana (female) who are in the Tata Zoo. Along with Kailash, the Zoo is now left with four tigers.

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