Another zoo tiger dies

Editorial in DAWN:

IT is tragic that a Bengal tiger that was brought to the Lahore zoo from the Safari Park for breeding purposes died on Friday, view presumably from a fatal parasitic disease. The tiger is the fifth to have died in the last year and a half, ailment which makes it imperative for the authorities to take urgent remedial measures. If the post-mortem reveals that the latest death was also caused by the parasitic disease responsible for the other deaths, steps must immediately be taken to safeguard the remaining tigers.

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