Posted by: Joydip & Suchandra Kundu on
May 20, 2010
A Tigress captured in the Sundarbans on May 18th had to be brought to the Alipore Zoo Hospital in Kolkata for treatment yesterday. The Big cat was trapped in the Netidhopani forest & was supposed to be fitted with a radio collar. But officials soon realised that the animal was ill & would not be able go bear the strain of sedation that was necessary for the fitting of collar. A vet was summoned from Kolkata who recommended that the Tiger be shifted to hospital immediately. The TOI report says that the Tiger will be released back in the wild once she is ok, as confirmed by the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve Director Mr.Pradeep Vyas.