Bhubaneswar, August 10 (Odisha.in) A injured tigress who was rescued on 1st April, 2007 from a site in Orissa’s Anugul district is slowly recovering in the Nandankanan zoo with the care of zoo officials, officials say.
The tigress was rescued from Kankanajora Nala of Asurakhola area of Purunakore Reserve Forest under Satkosia Tiger reserve in Anugul district, with several pellet injuries over its spinal cord and rear legs.
She was in a very bad state. She is now slowly recovering, zoo director Dr. Ajit Patnaik told Odisha.in.
Though very rarely animals recovered from posterior paresis, the zoo authorities contacted Sujjan Murray, the expert from National Zoo at Washington who had experience in dealing with posterior paresis.
They are constantly in touch through e-mail also. As per his advice, the tigress is being treated.
In addition to Sujjan Murrey’s advice, teams of experts from Bhubaneswar Veterinary College are also being consulted frequently.
Even experts from Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College are also consulted and costly medicines prescribed by them for re-generation of cells are applied to its wounds.
In the meanwhile Dr. Telenga, an expert veterinary surgeon from Mumbai who visited the zoo also inspected the injured tigress and was consulted regarding the course of treatment, Patnaik and Dr. Ranjit Kumar Samantaray, the Veterinary surgeon who is treating the tigress said.
As the tigress is having neurological problem it would take much time for recovery. However, it is responding to treatment and cooperating with the treating doctors. Now it has been able to move its tail and the back leg to some extent, talking to Odisha.in Dr. Samantaray said.