12 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: A tigress named Priyanka aged about 19 years 5 months passed away due to old age in Nandankanan Zoo in capital city on Monday.
Born in 2000 on March 25, Priyanka died today at 10.30 AM. "The death was due to old age complicacies and she was under old age care and treatment since two years," stated a press release by the zoo authorities.
With Priyanka's death, Nandankanan now has 26 tigers (Normal- 5 males and 8 females, White- four males and five females and Melanistic- 4 males)