White tigress dies at Van Vihar National Park

A white tigress has died at the Van Vihar National Park here after a prolonged illness, official sources said here on Thursday.

Bhopal: A white tigress has died at the Van Vihar National Park here after a prolonged illness, official sources said here on Thursday.

The 14-year-old white tigress named `Lalita` died late last night, the sources said. She was brought here from Bhubaneshwar`s Nandan Kanan Zoological Park on April 22, 2009 when she was nine-years-old.

As compared to other tigers, the white tiger`s immune system is weaker.

The white tigress had been suffering from cancer in her eyes since the last two years, they said.

Her last rites were performed after a postmortem conducted by the park`s veterinarians.

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