COIMBATORE: It seems that there would be no end to tiger deaths in the state this year as two more cubs were found dead in Nilgiris North Division on Friday morning. The latest twin deaths comes close on the heels of a cat being poisoned to death recently in Sathyamanagalam Tiger Reserve.
On Friday, forest officials found carcasses of two cubs, of which one was male and the other could not be identified as it was totally in bad condition.
The dead animals might be aged around six months and were found deep inside the forest at Anaikatty in Sirugur range, according to sources.
Though in some of the previous cases the cause of death was predicted to be fight for territorial control, forest officials citing post-mortem report by a team of veterinarians said that the two tigers cubs could have been killed by another dominant tiger as it was mating period.