A 14-year-old tigress was discovered dumped in a nicely positioned within the buffer zone of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Madhya Pradesh (Representational Image/Reuters)
The tigress was 14 years outdated and had given beginning to a number of cubs in 5 litters, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR)’s subject director Vincent Raheem mentioned.
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A 14-year-old tigress was discovered dumped in a nicely positioned within the buffer zone of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district with two heavy stones tied to the carcass to weigh it down, an official mentioned on Friday. It is a suspected case of poaching as two damage marks had been discovered on the face of the lifeless tigress- T-32 – BTR’s subject director Vincent Raheem informed PTI.
“The carcass of the tigress was discovered weighed down with two huge stones within the nicely final week. Of the 2 damage marks on her face, one seems to be made utilizing a pointy weapon, like an axe,” he said.
When asked about the tigress’s post-mortem report, he said it did not specify any particular reason behind the death. “We have sent the viscera for a test. We are carrying out a thorough probe into the big cat’s death. Those responsible for it will not be spared,” he added.
According to the individuals residing near the tiger reserve, T-32 was a centre of consideration. The tigress was 14 years outdated and had given beginning to a number of cubs in 5 litters, Raheem mentioned.
However, he mentioned he didn’t have precise details about what number of offspring of this tigress had been within the BTR now. The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) is unfold over an space of 1,536.93 sq km and there are 104 grownup tigers within the reserve as per an animal rely, Raheem mentioned. It is without doubt one of the densely-populated habitats of tigers within the nation, he added.
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