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Agartala, July 21, 2018: 

The lone tiger, Dipu of Sepahijala Wild Sanctuary, Tripura died yesterday midnight after fighting bravely with serious health issues for the last 20 days.

Dipu was born in Chandigarh in 2003 and was brought to the Sepahijala Wild Sanctuary in the year 2006.

The Sepahijala Wild Sanctuary officials told media that Dipu’s health might have deteriorated due to high temperature for the past few days. They also suspected that Dipu could have also died of old age, since the average lifespan of a tiger is 15 years.

Dipu was the lone tiger in the sanctuary for the last two years. With Dipu’s death, there are no more tigers left in the Sepahijala Wild Sanctuary.

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