Cub found dead in MP's Bandhavgarh tiger reserve
Two months after the death of a tigress, one of its three cubs was found dead two days ago in an enclosure in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, officials said.bhopal Updated: Aug 10, 2010 13:47 IST
Two months after the death of a tigress, one of its three cubs was found dead two days ago in an enclosure in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, officials said on Tuesday.
"Mangled remains of around seven months old were found in the enclosure spread over an area of 42 hectares," Reserve Deputy Director K S Alawa told PTI over phone.
He said the cub had been killed by a tiger in the enclosure, adding that it was hard to identify its sex given that a few body parts of the striped animal were found.
A day after the cub was found dead in the enclosure, forest officials got the area fully fenced to ensure that such incidents don't recur as the place has two more cubs that are being reared, sources said.
On May 19, a tigress succumbed to her injuries after being hit by a jeep in Bandhavgarh Reserve. The tigress had three cubs.
The remaining two cubs are being raised in the enclosure in the Bandhavgarh Reserve spread over an area of 694 sq km in Umaria district, officials said.