Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: A 10-year-old tiger was mauled to death at Tyavarekoppa Tiger-Lion Safari, about 8 km from here, on Saturday.

According to sources, Tunga was attacked by a tiger, Wali, lodged in the adjacent enclosure. Wali came out of his enclosure while the staff were feeding him and attacked Tunga. The staff could not save Tunga from being attacked by the ferocious Wali.

Tunga was weak and had a poor vision. She died of severe injuries.

Veterinary surgeon Basappa visited the safari and conducted the post-mortem. Senior forest officials visited the spot.