Carcass Of Royal Bengal Tiger Found In Odisha’s Similipal; Cause Of Death Unknown

Baripada: Carcass of a Royal Bengal Tiger was recently found in Duduruchampa under Nanana range in Similipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.

“On February 5 evening, a patrolling team spotted the carcass of the male tiger at Duduruchampa. The age of the animal is estimated to be 3.5 years,” said regional chief conservator of the forest Prakash Chand Gogineni.

He further said that a team was constituted along NTCA, Joint Task Force and other representatives and the postmortem was conducted on February 6 as per the guidelines. “Samples have been sent for examination to Wildlife Health to ascertain the exact reason behind the death of the Royal Bengal Tiger,” he added.

Notably, a male Royal Bengal tiger belonging to the rare melanistic breed was found dead in the core area of the Similipal Tiger Reserve in May last year. The preliminary cause of death is believed to be infighting between two males.

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