Kanha tigress’ death being probed

Following the recent death of tigress in Soopkhar rage of Kanha Tiger Reserve, an inquiry has been ordered by Chief Wildlife Warden on Friday. He asked forest officials to probe the matter and find out actual reason of the tigress’ death.

However, autopsy report says that the tigress was killed by another male tiger in territorial fight. Carcass sample has been sent to the laboratory for further investigation. It was about seven to nine years old tigress that was spotted by the beat guard during deer census. Talking to “The Hitavada” over phone, a senior official of Kanha Tiger Reserve said that the tigress was killed by another feline during a territorial fight. The higher authorities asked to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a final report. “Sample has sent to the lab and soon final report will be submitted to the Headquarters.

All the body parts including nails, moustache hair, bones, canine etc have been found intact on the spot. Therefore, the possibility of sabotage is ruled out,” he added.

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