Barang: Ailing tigress Renuka at Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), died here on Wednesday due to prolonged illness. She breathed her last at 6.30 pm.
With this, the number of tigers at Nandankanan came down to 27 including six cubs born recently.
According to initial reports, tigress Renuka was diagnosed with a neural illness a few days back. For the past two months, doctors have been treating the big cat.
The body of the tigress will be sent for autopsy tomorrow, sources said.