Bengal tiger dies in Karachi zoo

Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) A Bengal tiger has died at the Karachi zoo, the media reported on Friday.

The tiger was unwell for a week and died due to acute kidney failure, Geo News reported.

Zoo director Mohammad Faheem Khan said the tiger was 16 years old and that Bengal tigers usually live 17 to 18 years.

This was the second death of a tiger in the zoo in as many years. In June 2014, a young Bengal tiger died of gastrointestinal problems after being brought from Belgium.

Several animals including tigers, jackals, deer and even a camel of a critically endangered species have died in the Karachi zoo in recent years.



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