Bengal tiger dies in Karachi zoo

Bengal tiger portrait (Panthera tigris tigris) Bandhavgarh NP, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) A Bengal tiger has died at the Karachi zoo, the media reported on Friday.

The tiger was unwell for a week and died due to acute kidney failure, Geo News reported.

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Zoo director Mohammad Faheem Khan said the tiger was 16 years old and that Bengal tigers usually live 17 to 18 years.

This was the second death of a tiger in the zoo in as many years. In June 2014, a young Bengal tiger died of gastrointestinal problems after being brought from Belgium.

Several animals including tigers, jackals, deer and even a camel of a critically endangered species have died in the Karachi zoo in recent years.