Another Cat Found dead at Mudumalai Forests

Published: 08th October 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:  A few days after the death of a  six-month-old tiger, another tiger was found dead on Tuesday in Masanagudi forest range in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR).

The tiger which is about three to five years old was found dead and the body was in a decomposed state, said N Chandran, Deputy Director, MTR.

The forest staff found the body in Morganbetta beat in Masanagudi forest range in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, he said. The forest officials immediately informed the National Tiger Conservation Authority and later a postmortem was conducted, he added.

A senior forest official said the tiger would have died about five days back and it had symptoms of diarrhoea. Few small pieces of monitor lizard have been found in its stomach. However, to get more details the organs have been sent for lab test and further report is awaited.

On September 24, a six-month-old male tiger was found dead in Abhiranayam at Masanagudi range. It was found by a team of forest staff  who were patrolling the area. The team of doctors found worms inside its stomach. The organs have been sent for lab test.


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