KARACHI: A reality was exposed on Tuesday that a Bengali tiger died in Karachi zoo over more than a week ago but still the micro chip hasn’t been extracted out from its body which was embedded before it landed in Karachi. According to the sources, if the chip is recovered they can easily determine the age of tiger at the time of its death.
The zoo’s staff reports that according to the information provided by the vet who did postmortem, the age of dying tiger was around eight however a confusion has raised as another doctor claims that the age of tiger was twelve years of old.
Microchip tagging is done in order to keep the records of birth and death of an animal. It also helps to find out animal health dangers while international trading. This system of microchip tagging is introduced by the international convention of plants and animals.
According to the red list of international union (IUCN) for nature’s protection, tigers are considered as endangered species. Aqeel Tazeem Naqwi, the additional director of zoo said that, neither anybody told us about the microchip nor we got any official information about the specie of the tiger.
He claimed that we have preserved the remains of tiger in freezer. It is revealed by the international certificates and documents issued at the time of airport loading that this male tiger was born in 2008 and was inserted the chip with number 250229600035584.
However the tiger belonged to France but was exported by a deer breeding centre in Belgium.