Mumbai, Oct 5 : A 13-year-old Royal Bengal tiger inhabiting the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in suburban Borivali died of age-related ailments.
Dr. Shailesh Pethe (veterinarian ) said, the tiger Palash had been on saline for four days, but chances of its survival were unsure due to renal failure. Tiger, being a carnivorous animal, consumes a very high amount of protein.
A postmortem was conducted yesterday and the exact cause of death would be known after the results that are expected in a couple of days, an official of the national park said. The funeral service was taken up in the park itself.
Palash was the second eldest tiger at the park after 16-year-old male albino tiger “Bajirao”.