Tigress found dead with injuries in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

Tigress found dead with injuries in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2017-01-30 18:17 Madikeri: A tigress aged around six was found dead with injuries on its pelvis at Kummatur village at Srimangala near Madikeri in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Sunday. Forest officials suspect that the snare laid out to hunt wild boars could have caused grievous injuries to the big cat eventually leading to its death. However, the forest officials did not find any snare where the body was found.This is the sixth tiger death this month in the Nagarahole and Bandipur region. The state lost 10 big cats between December and January and of them eight tigers died in Nagarhole-Bandipur regions alone.According to sources, this is the second tiger death in Kodagu in the last few days died of similar reasons. This has been a cause of worry for the Forest department in Kodagu. A case has been registered under Section 9 of the Wildlife Protection Act against unknown persons, said Conservator of Forests Manoj Kumar.According to Kumar such an offence was a cognizable and non-bailable offence under Section 51 of the Act, which attracts imprisonment up to three years. The tigress’ claws were intact, ruling out the poaching angle.Meanwhile, a three-member panel has been set up to probe the tiger deaths reported in the last two months in Karnataka.