Eight-year-old tigress dies in ‘battle of tigers’, say forest officials

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Eight-year-old tigress dies in ‘battle of tigers’, say forest officials

Eight-year-old tigress dies in ‘battle of tigers’, say forest officials

L K   ¦    Oct 30, 2019 10:17:50 PM (IST)

Eight-year-old tigress dies in ‘battle of tigers’, say forest officials-1

Chamarajanagar: An eight-year-old tigress has been found dead in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, here on Wednesday, October 30.

According to the forest officials the tigress might have died due to a fight between tigers.

Sources say that frequent tiger deaths might have been caused as a result of an increase in population in the Bandipur Forest jurisdiction. As their population becomes more, they go in search of shelter and in due course, they die either in fights or get shot by humans.

In the recent incidents reported, a man-eating tiger had killed two people and was later captured by the forest officials and released back into the forests.

The forest officials have also said that the fights among the tigers are so dangerous that in most cases, either one of them dies. This instance is now common in the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border forest areas which, according to officials is not a good sign.

The incident of the dead tigress in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve was reported to the forest officials, who rushed to spot and took it for a post mortem.

Later, the last rites of the tiger was performed.