Avni had not eaten for days be­fore be­ing shot: Au­topsy

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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.

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