Rana died of age-related ailments. He was laid to rest near the safari centre of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
BTR veterinarian Mirza Wasim and Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve veterinarian Muzeeb Rehman succeeded in dotting the tigress.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon when the tiger killed a cow belonging to a farmer Siddappa in his farm.
A tiger cub was found dead in the Hediyala sub-division coming under Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
The gentle giant was a regular sight for tourists at Nagarahole and Bandipur Tiger Reserves. He was a sight to behold for tribals and locals living in the region.
According to forest department officials, Bhogeshwar was found dead in Gundre Range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) at around 9.30 am.
The wild cow elephant, which was still in postdelivery pain, was petrified to come out of water as a large crowd had gathered.
Twenty-five officers are eligible for such an upgrade, but the file is pending before the state government,” the official said.
The staff was jittery initially despite undergoing training for a month, as all the data has to be uploaded on the M-stripe app and two of their colleagues have tested positive for COVID.
While Bandipur's exercise begins January 22, a day ahead of schedule, the census in the other tiger reserves -- Nagarahole, Bhadra, BRT and Kali -- will start from January 23.
Karnataka forests gets an additional protection system. In a first, one-year-old Magri, a Mudhol Hound has now joined the protection force at Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR).
“Training is being completed and the calender for each reserve is being drawn, based on the availability of camera traps and field staff.
Once the exercise is completed, information will be shared with the Wildlife Institute of India for documentation.