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Vets In India Try To Save Cobra That Killed White Tiger

A cobra that killed a white tiger in an Indian zoo was partially paralyzed in its fight with the tiger and zoo veterinarians are trying to save it. Th

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A cobra that killed a white tiger in an Indian zoo was partially paralyzed in its fight with the tiger and zoo veterinarians are trying to save it. The white tiger, a two year old named Rajan, died December 27 after its encounter with the venomous snake, which somehow crawled into the tiger’s enclosure at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Park.


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This encounter marks the first time a venomous snake killed an animal at the park, and as a precaution to avoid future encounters, the zoo will put wire mesh across all of its enclosures in an effort to prevent animals from getting into the enclosures. The zoo will also employ trenches and other means to keep animals out. 

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According to the Hindustan Times, the cobra that killed Rajan was partially paralyzed across 1/3 of its body during the encounter. Veterinarians at the zoo says it will take some time for the reptile to fully recover, and said if and when it does recover, the snake will be released back into the forest in which it came.