Another tiger cub dies in Madhya Pradesh, fifth death since state regained 'Tiger State' tag last month
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve officials claimed that the mother tigress (T-5) had abandoned the cub owing to the cub’s debilitating state.
This was the fourth casualty of the big cat in last ten days in the state, which was adjudged on July 29 as India’s ‘Tiger State’ with an estimated tiger population of 526, two more than Karnataka.
In the third week of January, a tiger had killed and eaten a tigress in KTR.
The highest number of 30 tiger deaths was reported from Madhya Pradesh, followed by 25 in Maharashtra and 17 in Assam.