Madhya Pradesh: Tiger carcass found in Pench, territorial fight suspected

A patrolling team spotted the carcass on Tuesday in Ghatkohka buffer forest area of the tiger reserve, Pench National Park's field director Vikram Singh Parihar said.

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 02:50 PM IST
article-image
Representative Pic |

Seoni (Madhya Pradesh): The decomposed carcass of a tiger was found in Madhya Pradesh's Pench Tiger Reserve and forest officials suspect it to be a case of territorial fight between two felines.

A patrolling team spotted the carcass on Tuesday in Ghatkohka buffer forest area of the tiger reserve, Pench National Park's field director Vikram Singh Parihar said in a press release.

Senior officials and experts rushed to the spot and examined the carcass, he said, adding that all body parts were found intact. A dog squad was also sent to the spot, but no evidence of any illegal activity was found, Parihar said.

The animal's viscera was collected and sent for a forensic examination, he added. The tiger reserve's deputy director, M B Sirsiya, told PTI that the feline, aged between 12 and 14 years, apparently died eight to 10 days back as the carcass was highly decomposed.

"An examination of the spot indicated that the tiger might have died following a conflict with another tiger, but the exact cause of the death will be ascertained only after the forensic examination," he said.

After the autopsy, the carcass was disposed of as per guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Parihar said.

Madhya Pradesh has a number of tiger reserves, including Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura and Panna.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Maharashtra: CM Thackeray strips rebel MLAs of their ministries; ED summons Sena leader Sanjay Raut

Maharashtra: CM Thackeray strips rebel MLAs of their ministries; ED summons Sena leader Sanjay Raut

CM Uddhav Thackeray hands over portfolios of 9 rebel ministers to other ministers

CM Uddhav Thackeray hands over portfolios of 9 rebel ministers to other ministers

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea alleging attacks on Christian institutions

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea alleging attacks on Christian institutions

1st T20I: Here's why Ruturaj Gaikwad did not open against Ireland according to captain Hardik Pandya

1st T20I: Here's why Ruturaj Gaikwad did not open against Ireland according to captain Hardik Pandya

Amid political crisis, Sena MP Sanjay Raut summoned by ED in Patra Chawl land scam case

Amid political crisis, Sena MP Sanjay Raut summoned by ED in Patra Chawl land scam case