Third tiger found dead in Assam this month
Forest guards in north-central Assam's Orang National Park recovered the carcass of an adult Royal Bengal tigress on Tuesday.india Updated: Feb 27, 2013 01:19 IST
Forest guards in north-central Assam's Orang National Park recovered the carcass of an adult Royal Bengal tigress on Tuesday.
It was the third tiger believed to have been poisoned this month by villagers adjoining the 78.81 sq km park, 150 km northeast of Guwahati.
Divisional forest officer Sushil Kumar Daila said the carcass of the 10-year-old tigress was found near the Panchnoi No 2 anti-poaching camp on the eastern edge of the park. "Foul smell in the air led the forest guards to the tigress that died a few days ago," he added.
Jumbo shot after killing 6 in Arunachal
Forest guards in Arunachal Pradesh shot a domesticated male elephant after it trampled six people to death. Those killed were labourers engaged in road construction at Likabali in West Siang district. "The elephant killed four people and damaged some houses on Monday. It killed two persons on Tuesday," said NN Jhasa, principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife), Arunachal Pradesh.