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9th tiger dies in U`khand in just 5 months

The Times of India
New Delhi
9 May 2017

Nainital:- An 18 month-old tiger which was rescued from Kota range of Ramnagar forest division on May 1 died on Sunday.

Official of the forest department told TOI that the tiger succumbed to dehydration, injuries and infection, with this, the number of big cats which died in Uttarakhand this year has risen to nine.

Yogesh Bhardwaj, senior veterinary officer at Pt G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital, who conducted the postmortem told TOI, The tiger was severely malnourished.

We found the casue of death to be refeeding syndrome` accompanied by cardiac arrest. The big cat also suffered from autolysis which means the destruction of cells of tissues by their own body.

The body starts feeding on itself.

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