Bhubaneswar: A zoo born normal coloured male tiger named Manish died today.
The eight-year-old tiger was under treatment since more than three months at Zoo Hospital under direct supervision of experts of Veterinary College OUAT.
It was suffering from Blood Protozoan disease caused by virus Cytauxzoonfelis, a lethal killer where no proven treatment is there.
It died while the last option of Blood Transfusion was about to be given. All the attempts to save the tiger failed.
With the death of the big cat the zoo has now 10 male and 14 female tigers.