Dead white tiger

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India – Odisha Times

White tiger ‘Subhranshu’ Dies At Odisha’s Nandankanan zoo

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Ailing white tiger ‘Subhranshu’ died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park in Odisha capital, today.

The animal was suffering from blood protozoan disease and undergoing treatment under the supervision of zoo veterinarians. However, it breathed its last around 10.15 am this morning. Autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of death, zoo sources said.

The tiger had stopped food intake inside the feeding chamber since October 12. Subhranshu was born to Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) Maneesh and white tigress Sneha on July 28, 2014. With the death of the tiger, the zoo now houses 12 male and 13 female tigers.

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While earlier reports told us there were worries about Subhranshu, a white tiger in the Nandankan Zoological Park in Oshisha (India), we learned now that the tiger died.

It stopped eating since October 12 and was suffering from a blood disease.

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White tiger Subhranshu

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India – Orissa Post

White tiger Subhranshu falls sick at Nandankanan Zoological Park.

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White tiger Subhranshu has fallen sick at the Nandankanan zoo once again. It has stopped its food intake and is under treatment in its feeding chamber, a source in the zoo said.

The rare animal continued to lay at one place Saturday leaving the zoo authorities in a fix.

It may be mentioned here that Subhranshu has not been keeping well since last couple of days. It was first found to be unwell September 22 and subsequently suffered from diarrhea.

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The breeding of white tigers always leads to health problems of the produced tigers.

The reason why zoos breed white tigers is because of money reasons. There is no conservation at stake and it has nothing to do with education while the animals involved are having a painful life.

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Subhranshu tiger
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India – Hindustan Times
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8 Animals Die In Two Zoos Because Of Virus Infection.

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Two separate viruses have killed eight animals—four each of big cats and elephants—in two zoos in Rajasthan and Odisha in the past one week.

A white tigress, fondly known as Sita, died at Rajasthan’s Nahargarh Biological Park on Thursday morning due to Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), third death because of CDV in the last one week.

In Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, a tigress suspected to have died because of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus, which has claimed lives of three elephants in the last one month.

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More and more tigers die in Indian zoos. Now two tigers have died in different zoos because of multiple viruses, next to six other animals.

A senior Rajasthan forest official on condition of anonymity said, “It is a serious concern, as earlier, this virus was seen affecting lions. But, now tigers have also got infected.”

This sloppiness is unforgiveable, as anyone knows you have to contain viruses.

It raises another question: are people safe from these viruses when they visit zoos?

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Drugs tiger

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United Kingdom – The Mirror

Rare Albino Tiger Kept As Trophy Pet By Drug Runners At Luxury Spanish Villa.

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A couple who bragged about owning one of only 20 albino tigers in the world as a caged pet have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Spanish police found the endangered animal in a house in the city of Alicante, in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia, with the animal living next to a swimming pool in a cage.

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Drug traffickers keep white tiger as pet. It confirms that tigers are the favorite pets of organized crime.

The tiger has not been seized yet. Action has been prompted.

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Elsa white tiger

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Malaysia – New Straits Times

'Elsa' Is Now In Melaka.

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After a three month wait, “Elsa” the white Bengal tiger finally arrived at the Melaka Zoo in Ayer Keroh, here, last night.

Visitors can start seeing “Elsa” who is one year and nine-months-old from Sept 14, during the Malaysia Day week celebration.

Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (MPHTJ) president Mohd Rafee Ibrahim said the presence of “Elsa” from India is expected to help boost the zoo’s visitor count apart from several refurbishment the zoo has undergone recently.

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Also in Malaysia the trafficking of white tigers keeps on going.

Now Elsa, a white tigress, was trafficked from Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park to Malacca zoo.

The reason? Money. Quote from the zoo director: “It is hoped that we will see an increase in the number of visitors, at least by 10 per cent… In the near future, specifically in September, we will sign an MoU with the Surabaya Zoo to obtain a white male tiger for the purpose of reproduction.”

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