One more tiger found dead in Madhya Pradesh

One more tiger death has been reported from Madhya Pradesh — home to the second highest population of tigers in India.

Published: 07th May 2017 06:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2017 06:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

 BHOPAL : One more tiger death has been reported from Madhya Pradesh — home to the second highest population of tigers in India — taking the number of deaths since January 2015 to 53.

According to official sources, a male tiger aged four years was found dead in the core area of Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) in Hoshangabad disrrict on Saturday. 

“The injury marks on the tiger’s body suggested that he died because of infighting with other tigers over territorial dominance,” said a senior official of the STR. With this death, the number of tigers (including four tiger cubs) that have died in the State this year has risen to 12.

Eleven tigers died in MP in 2015, 30 tigers died in 2016 and 12 tigers died since January this year. According to 2014 tiger census by national tiger conservation authority (NTCA), MP was home to 308 tigers, which was the highest in the country after Uttarakhand that housed 340 tigers.
 

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