New Delhi: Age-related ailments claimed the life of India's oldest tigress in captivity at the Assam Zoo on Sunday.
Officials at the Assam zoo-cum-botanical garden stated that the tigress named 'Swati' was 20-years-old hadn't been keeping well for the past few days. She had also lost a lot of weight and was under special care.
The tigress was shifted to Guwahati in 2005, after which she gave birth to six cubs.
She had given birth to five cubs in Mysore zoo prior to her coming to Assam, the officials said.
The carcass of the tigress was incarcerated inside the zoo premises, they added.