Tigress Avni Lives On.

Avni mourning

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India – Nagpur Oranges

Tiger Lovers gather at Futala to mourn the murder of tigress Avni.


Nagpur is called the Tiger Capital of India. It is therefore inevitable to see the love for the animal for the people of this city. Hence when the known tigress Avni was murdered the tiger lovers of the city gathered at the Futala Lake in Nagpur to mourn the tigress’ killing. It was just the handful of people but a good gathering of animal lovers from the group of Avni Foundation had collected at the said place on 2nd November with candles in their hand.

They lit the candles before the T1 tigress AVNI who was killed and read out prayers which was written to remember the animal. The prayers were said in different languages including Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English, Bengali, and Punjabi. The tigress was killed on 2nd November 2018 as per the first shoot and sight order were given by the forest department. However, this order was later intervened by the Bombay High Court getting the stay on it. Later a second shoot at sight was given as the two young cubs were seen getting dependent on her.


The spirit of Avni, combined with the anger, lives on. Now tiger lovers have gathered at Futala Lake in the tiger capital of the world (Nagpur – India) to mourn the death of this tigress and to say prayers.

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