Bandhavgarh tiger cub found dead near reserve

Updated on Mar 30, 2015 03:58 PM IST

A 6-month-old male tiger cub was killed at the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve after it was caught in a snare set up by poachers. The tiger was found dead at a private farm owned by deputy state assembly speaker Rajendra Singh adjacent to the Bandhavgarh national park on Sunday morning.

Hindustan Times | By, Bhopal

A 6-month-old male tiger cub was killed at the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve after it was caught in a snare set up by poachers.

The tiger was found dead at a private farm owned by deputy state assembly speaker Rajendra Singh adjacent to the Bandhavgarh national park on Sunday morning.

Field director, Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, CH Murlikrishna told HT that park staff found the body while patrolling on Sunday morning.

The cub had a GI wire around its neck, suggesting that it had been killed by poachers.

The death appeared to have been two days ago.

The dead tiger is the cub of the Aamala female and has another sibling.

The park management used a buffalo calf bait to lead the tigress and the other cub back into the park.

The field director said it could also have been a case of mistaken trapping, with the caretaker or his accomplices having set the snare to catch a herbivore or wild boar.

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