Sick tigress dies at zoo

Sick tigress dies at zoo Bhopal: A 19-year-old ailing tigress named 'Reena' died late last night in the Van Vihar National Park, official sources said today.

Born on August 30, 1994 in Bhopal-based Van Vihar, Reena had stopped taking meals since April 23 and was put under medication.

However, due to old-age, the tigress did not respond to the treatment and passed away late last night, sources said adding the average age of a tiger around 15 years.

After the autopsy, the last rites of the tigress were performed in the park itself.