Lioness operated for tissue infection, fit to move in wild
A young lioness, who lost its tail to gangrene, is now fit to be released into the Gir national park at Sasan in Junagadh, forest officials said. "The lioness was operated at the rescue centre located at Jasadhar for gangrene in the tail last month," said Anshuman Sharma, the deputy conservator of forest, Gir.
The veterinarians had no option but to remove the tail in order to save life of the big cat otherwise the infection could have spread over the entire body, Sharma added.
Gangrene had infected her tail after she was injured in a territorial infighting, he said, adding the wild cat is now fit to be released in its natural habitat.
Gangrene is a potentially life-threatening condition in which a considerable mass of body tissue dies (necrosis) after an injury or infection, primarily caused by reduced blood supply to the affected tissues, resulting in cell death.