Tigress, Two Cubs Found Dead in Pench Tiger Reserve

Autopsy suggested that they had died of poisoning, but to confirm, viscera samples wold be sent to a laboratory

Published: 29th March 2016 09:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2016 09:45 PM   |  A+A-


SEONI: A tigress and her two cubs were found dead in the core area of Pench Tiger Reserve near here, an official today said.

"Carcass of the 12-year-old tigress was found yesterday. Her two cubs, 8-months old, were found dead today," field director of the Reserve Subhranjan Sen said.

Autopsy suggested that they had died of poisoning, but to confirm, viscera samples wold be sent to a laboratory, he told PTI.

"The tigress had four cubs. Two are dead. We have spotted another one (alive) but the fourth one is still to be traced," Sen said.

"We have launched probe to find the culprits who (possibly) poisoned them," he said, adding that patrolling in the area had been increased.

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