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Tigress found dead in Kanha park

A sub adult tigress was found dead in the Kanha National Park on Monday by park staff. Forest department officials said that another tiger had killed the tigress. This is the second such incident within a month and a half and 6th in year in Kanha, reports Rahul Noronha.

bhopal Updated: Nov 04, 2009 13:43 IST
Rahul Noronha

A sub adult tigress was found dead in the Kanha National Park on Monday by park staff. Forest department officials said that another tiger had killed the tigress. This is the second such incident within a month and a half and 6th in year in Kanha.

Kanha Field Director HS Negi told HT that the partially eaten body of the tigress, aged about 14 months, was found in the meadow area of Kanha on Monday morning. He said that park staff saw the tiger eating the body of the tigress.

A post mortem of the tigress was carried out which suggested death due to fighting with another tiger. The tigress’s body was disposed off by the park authorities as per norms laid down by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). Dr Shiva Chavan, who works for a wildlife NGO was the NTCA nominee while Chandresh Khare was the state government nominee when the body was disposed off.

Negi said that tigers killing other tigers is a problem common to all areas with high tiger density.

This is the 6th incident in 2009 when a tiger has been killed by another. In another incident, a sub adult male was killed by another tiger at Pench National Park also.

Tiger deaths attributed to infighting

Tiger

Location

Cause of Death

Cub/Jan 3, 2009
Kisli Range (Kanha)
Preyed upon by carnivore
Adult Male/Jan 18, 2009
Kisli Range
Death due to fierce fighting
Adult Male/Jan 31, 2009
Mukki Range
Death due to fighting
Adult Male/ Mar 4, 2009
Kisli Range
Death due to fighting
Sub adult male/Apr 4, 2009
Pench
Mauled by another tiger
Sub adult female/ Sept 17,2009
Kisli Range
Preyed upon by carnivore
Sub Adult female/November 2, 2009
Kanha
Killed by another tiger