Two more cubs, born after mating of a white tigress and a Royal Bengal Tiger in Indore at the Kamla Nehru Zoo, died yesterday, zoo officials said.
Four cubs were born on September 5 by successful mating of a white tigress, called Shivani, and a Royal Bengal Tiger for the first time in any zoo of Madhya Pradesh. One of the cubs had died on the same day.
“The tigress had lifted up the cubs by her mouth in a wrong manner and her tooth injured them,” Zoo in-charge Dr Uttam Yadav, told PTI
The fourth cub also suffered injury at the neck while the mother tried to lift the cub, Yadav said, adding, the new born was shifted to veterinary hospital.
The condition of the cub is also critical, he added.