LAHORE: An eight-year-old Bengali tigress died at Lahore zoo on Tuesday.
“The Bengali tigress was born at Bahawalpur zoo and brought to the Lahore zoo in 2014,” a zoo spokesperson said.
“The eight-year-old tigress was suffering from a parasitic disease,” he added.
Her body has been sent to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences for postmortem.
Last year, the frequent deaths of animals at Lahore zoo raised a fresh wave of questions against its management. In November 2017, a male cheetah passed away due to diarrhoea after spending just 30 days at the zoo. The four-year-old cheetah and its female pair were imported from South Africa on October 29, 2017. However, the female cheetah had died earlier.
On May 13, 2017, Lahore Zoo’s sole elephant and visitors’ most beloved attraction, Suzi, died after an acute pain in her legs. Suzi had been transported to Pakistan in the late 1980s and was around 35-years-old.