Captured in Wayanad, tigress escapes from cage in Kerala’s Neyyar Safari Park
A tigress which was trapped in Wayanad last week and brought to Neyyar Safari Park in Thiruvananthapuram district for treatment and possible rehabilitation broke out of its cage and escaped Saturday afternoon , officials said.
Park officials who have been trying to tranquillise big cat which was spotted Sunday morning and was looking tired .
The 9-year-old tigress broke the grille using its teeth. Though forest officials located the animal later Saturday afternoon, they were not able to capture it. Senior officials then decided to camping in the area to tranquillise the animal. The elusive tiger spotted in Neyyar Lion Safari Park. Tranquilizing shots will be fired shortly. But what worries the official is that the big cat looks tired.
After caretakers noticed that the big cat was missing, park officials insisted that it cannot escape from the park because it has tall fencing around it. But news of the animal’s escape has already triggered panic. There is a lake beside the park and is thickly populated and local people are worried about their safety if the tigress manages to escape from the Neyyar Safari Park.
The animal was trapped in Wayanad last week after it killed many domestic animals and spread terror among the local population. It was slightly injured and forest officials decided to shift it to Neyyar Safari Park in Thiruvananthapuram for treatment. It was brought to the park on Thursday.
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