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NEWSLINJK: Rare white tiger dies after being bitten by a black cobra that got in its cage in Indian zoo
The rare white tiger called Rajan was found unconscious in its enclosure
The two-year-old was bleeding from the nose and foaming at the mouth
Doctors tried to save big cat but was later pronounced dead at Indian zoo
Post mortem revealed he had died from a venomous snake bite
Zoo officials found a black cobra in the enclosure after it hid away
They believe the animals had fought before the snake unleashed its bite
The black cobra was also paralysed in the fight and vets are trying to save it
PUBLISHED: 19:31, 30 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:47, 30 December 2014
A rare white tiger has died after it was bitten by a highly venomous black cobra, which hid inside its cage in an Indian zoo.
Keepers at the Kamala Nehru zoo in Indore, Hyderabad, went to check on two-year-old tiger Rajan in his enclosure on Saturday morning.
The tiger had been brought to the zoo just a month ago as part of a breeding programme for the rare animals.