Hyderabad: A white male tiger of about eight years age, which was suffering from a neoplastic tumour in the right side of the lower jaw, passed away on Thursday (June 26, 2020) at Nehru Zoological Park here.
The tiger was under intensive care of the zoological park."It is informed that the white tiger Kiran, about eight years of age, which was born in Nehru Zoological Park passed away on June 25 at 9.15 am. The parents of Kiran are Badri and Sameera," read a press note from the Nehru Zoological Park.
The release said, "A few years back, father of Kiran, Badri and his grandfather Rudra died from a neoplastic tumour at the jaw at the age of 12. The grandfather also died of tumour at the age of 14."
A post-mortem was conducted and lesions were observed and a hard mass of approximately 500 grams was found necrosed, extended into the lower jaw.
"The lungs are infiltrated with small neoplastic tumours by which, the total lung collapsed leading to death associated with asphyxia," the release said.
All the samples were collected and sent to VBRI, Shantinagar, Hyderabad for further examination.