Avni had not eaten for days before being shot: Autopsy
MUMBAI: Tigress Avni died due to excessive internal haemorrhage and cardio-respiratory failure and her stomach and intestines were filled with fluid and gas, indicating she had not hunted or eaten for 4-5 days, according to a provisional report. The tigress, believed to have turned maneater and killed 13 in Yavatmal, was shot dead last Friday.
MUMBAI: Tigress Av ni died due to excessive internal ha em or rh age and cardio-respiratory failure and her stomach and intestines were filled with fluid and gas, indicating shehad not hunted or eaten for 4-5 days, according to a provisional necropsy report.
The tigress, who was believed to have turned man-eater and killed 13 people in the last two years in Ya vat mal district’ s Pandh arkawda area, was shot dead in Borati forest there last Friday.
The examination, conducted by veterinarians of various institutes, has also revealed that the 119-kg tigress died due to excessive internal haemorrhage and cardio-respiratory failure after being shot.
Explaining the contents of the report, a wildlife expert said, “Observation of fluid and gas, without any solid content, means that the tigress had not hunted or eaten for about 4-5 days. However, it is commonly observed in large cats that they eat 25-30 kg meat on a single day and do not eat for 7 days at a stretch.”
The wildlife expert said the shot was fired from the left side of the chest and hit the scapula (shoulder bone) near the shoulder and punctured the lungs.