Umaria (Madhya Pradesh): An injured tigress died while undergoing treatment at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district, an official said on Monday.
A patrolling team found the big cat in an injured state near Madhau village under Deori beat of the reserve and rescued her on Sunday, Manpur forest ranger Mukesh Ahirwar said.
The tigress was treated by BTR's veterinarians, but she died after two hours, he said.
As per preliminary information, an injury mark was found on the animal's back. The cause of the injury will be known once the post-mortem and forensic reports arrive, the official said.
Further steps are being taken as per the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), he said.