Dehradun: Two tigers died in Uttarakhand’s Corbett landscape on different dates this year after a fight between them, forest officials said on Friday.
A 8-year-old tiger was found dead on January 19 in Ramnagar forest division, which is adjoining Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR), after a fight with a 9-year-old big cat.
To track the other tiger, the forest department has installed camera traps.
This tiger was photographed in Terai West Division early this month, but was found dead on February 15. The carcass was recovered a week after its death. According to the post-mortem report, the tiger died of septicemia (blood stream infection).
“Both tigers died due to infighting. The first died in January and second one was found on February 15. The distance between locations of the recovery two carcasses was nearly 20 km,” Parag Madhukar Dhakate, conservator western circle told Hindustan Times on Friday.
The hill state lost six tigers in 2016. (With input from Abhinav Madhwal)