A 21-year-old Royal Bengal Tiger ‘Vikram’ died at Pilikula Biological Park on Monday.
According to Park Director H Jayaprakash Bhandary, Vikram was brought from Tavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve in Shivamogga when it was four year-old way back in 2003.
Vikram had fathered ‘Kadamba’ ‘Krishna’ ‘Vinaya’ ‘Oliver’ ‘Akshay’ ‘Manju’ ‘Amar’ ‘Akbar’ ‘Antony’ and Nisha during its life-span. These cubs have found new homes at zoos in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysuru.
Bhandary said that Vikram was confined to treatment for the last two months and was under treatment with drips and supplements. “Vikram had stopped eating since last one week. He was also suffering from a kidney-related ailment and lack of sight.
The tissue samples have been sent to a lab in Bengaluru. (Agency)