Most wild animals above average age in Van Vihar

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Bhopal, Mar 23 (UNI) Special attention is being paid towards wild animals, including lions, tigers and leopards, at the Van Vihar National Park in the state capital in view of these animals crossing their average age.

Apart from their food and safety, constant watch on their health was being kept, official sources said today.

Oxidants and tonics were being administered as per requirement.

Fresh and less bony meat was being served.

In case of illness, chances of recovery of these animals are remote due to old age and possibilities of death could not be denied despite constant treatment.

Sources claimed that several wild had surpassed their average age due to better upkeep, food and health management. Still, special attention was being given.

Source said patrolling staff had spotted 16-year-old lioness 'Indrani' in critical condition. The lioness appeared to have suffered a stroke in the rear portion of her body. It was given anesthesia and brought to lion housing for treatment. She was immediately treated with the consultation from senior veterinarians.

Indrani's condition is stable now. Possibilities of Indrani recovering from the stroke are remote due to old age. However, treatment was going on, sources added.

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