White tiger who mauled youth at Delhi zoo eats 10 kg meat daily

The white tiger, which killed a 20-year-old man at the Delhi zoo on Tuesday, eats nearly 10 kilogrammes of buffalo meat daily, an official said.

IANS| Updated: Sep 24, 2014, 11:26 AM IST
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New Delhi: The white tiger, which killed a 20-year-old man at the Delhi zoo on Tuesday, eats nearly 10 kilogrammes of buffalo meat daily, an official said.

"Vijay, the white tiger, is fed 10 kg buffalo meat, and is also given glucose, daily in summers. However, during winter, his food intake is increased and he is fed 12 kg of meat," an official at the National Zoological Park here told a news agency.

The official said that Vijay undergoes a thorough medical check up every three months. 

Born to Lakshman and Yamuna in 2007, Vijay weighs 200 kilogrammes. 

The tiger on Tuesday mauled a 20-year-old man after he fell into his enclosure. 

He shares his enclosure with two other white tigers. All three are freed from their cage one at a time for nearly four hours a day.