Medical examination of rescued tiger underway at Van Vihar in Bhopal
Medical examination of rescued tiger underway at Van Vihar in Bhopal
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BHOPAL: A detailed medical examination of the rescued tiger from Satpura Tiger Reserve was conducted at Van Vihar National Park on Friday. The medical team confirmed three fractures in the head and two in hind legs besides serious injuries in other parts of the tiger.

The medical team headed by Dr Atul Gupta ran several medical tests including X-ray, ultrasound and blood test on the severely injured tiger. The five member medical team comprising Dr Sunil Kumar Tumadia, Dr Prashant Deshmukh, Dr Pritam Acharya and Dr Rajat Kulkarni conducted medical tests after tranquilizing the big cat.

According to the medical report there were four wound injuries caused by some pointed weapon on the head. Left hind limb of the tiger was also severely injured. The X-ray reports suggest four three fractures in the head and two in the left hind limb.

The condition of the tiger is stable and is kept under constant monitoring of the medical team of Van Vihar, said director Kamlika Mohanta.

A severely injured tiger that could not even stand on his own was brought from Harda on Wednesday evening. It is said that the tiger is about four years old and weighs around 128 kg.

The tiger had attacked people in Temagaon and Rahatgaon range of Rahatgaon tehsil of Harda district. It was after that some people allegedly attacked and injured the tiger. A rescue operation was conducted by forest officials of Satpura tiger reserve after which it was sent to the Van Vihar National Park.

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