Kadamba active, say zoo authorities

Updated - March 29, 2016 05:40 pm IST

Published - August 27, 2015 12:00 am IST - HYDERABAD:

Kadamba, the tiger which had escaped from its enclosure at Nehru Zoo, has recovered.- Photo: Nagara Gopal

Kadamba, the tiger which had escaped from its enclosure at Nehru Zoo, has recovered.- Photo: Nagara Gopal

Kadamba, the Royal Bengal Tiger, which was tranquilised after it attempted an unprecedented foray from the summer house at the Nehru Zoological Park last Saturday, has recovered fully and is active.

The zoo officials on Wednesday told presspersons that there was no scope for worry regarding the tiger’s health as the six-year-old big cat was active and taking food as per routine. The zoo veterinarians, led by Assistant Director (Veterinary) M.A. Hakeem, are continuously monitoring the health of the tiger.

Kadamba escaped from the newly constructed delivery room of the summer house at 3.45 p.m. on Saturday and the zoo staff and veterinary team tranquilised and recaptured the animal by 4.30 p.m., the zoo curator, G. Ravi, said.

The tiger recovered full consciousness within 30 minutes and had the usual mild sedation effect from the Ketamyl drug that remained for about 36 hours and has now subsided totally, the zoo officials said.

Zoo veterinarians are constantly monitoring the health of the tiger

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