Tiger Dies ‘After Eating Monitor Lizard’ In Bangladesh Safari Park.
A Royal Bengal Tiger has died after eating a monitor lizard at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur, the authorities have said.
The big cat, one of four born together in the park, stopped eating and became drowsy after it had eaten a large monitor lizard some days ago, the park’s Acting Supervisor Md Tobibur Rahman told bdnews24.com on Friday.
It was tranquilised and given treatment, but could not be seen for some days, he said.
The animal was found dead on a path inside the section for tigers last Monday afternoon, the supervisor said.
A tiger in a Bangladesh zoo (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur) dies suddenly.
Supervisor and livestock officer think it died after eating a lizard or being bitten by a snake.
The post-mortem didn’t clarify the cause of death. Samples are set to a research centre in Dhaka.