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BBC News reports that a white male tiger at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata, India, is too “shy” to mate, according a retired veterinary officer, Dayanarayan Banerjee, who is consulting on the case.

Even after the 10-year-old big cat Vishal was “dewormed” and given Vitamins D, A, and E, plus drugs to enhance his libido, he has shown no interest in the eight-year-old tiger Rupa, Banerjee told the news outlet. He could be “too old,” but Banerjee said the zoo will try introducing him to a Bengal tigress named Rani. Here’s hoping he gets over those nerves.

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