Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tiger cub succumbs to injuries in Madhya Pradesh

Tiger cub succumbs to injuries in Madhya Pradesh

From ANI

Bhopal, Apr 16: A tiger cub succumbed to injuries here after being hurt by an adult tiger.

Eleven months old Pancham was brought in an injured condition to Bhopal's Van Vihar National Park on April 4. It was located at the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

Pancham was seriously injured on his forelimbs and was being treated with life saving drugs. He was unable to walk and eat.

"The cub was brought from Pench Tiger Reserve in an injured condition. He was brought here after a fight with an adult tiger. He had seven external injuries and internal injuries too. After post mortem, he was found to be suffering from hemorrhages in almost every part of his body. Pancham survived for some time because of life support systems and medication." said S.S Rajput, Director, Van Vihar National Park.

All the officials of Van Vihar National Park were present during funeral.

Among all the tiger reserves and national parks in Madhya Pradesh, Van Vihar National Park is the sole national park with all the medical facilities required to treat injured animals.

Conservation group WWF says there are only about 4,000 tigers left in the world and are considered an endangered species.

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/307973.php

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