Bhopal, March 23, Special attention is being given to feeding, safety and treatment of wild animals at Van Vihar National Park. The carnivores kept in Van Vihar National Park including lions, tigers and leopards have crossed their average age. In view of this, constant watch on their health is being kept.
One of these wild animals includes lioness Indrani. This lioness was brought at the age of 7 months on February 12, 1992 from Indore zoo to Van Vihar National Park. On March 13, when Van Vihar’s patrolling staff saw Indrani couching in the posture of ambushing a black buck they took it as an ordinary situation. But when the tigress remained unmoved for a long time, they became apprehensive and immediately intimated the senior officers. As a result, the officers and wildlife veterinarians swung into action. After close inspection, the lioness appeared to have suffered a stroke in the rear portion of her body. The lioness was given anesthesia and brought to lion housing for treatment. She was immediately treated with the consultation from senior veterinarians. Lioness Indrani’s condition is stable now. In view of her old age, possibilities of Indrani recovering from the stoke in her rear portion are remote. However, treatment is going on.