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Two More Tigers Found Dead in Madhya Pradesh; Third Case in a Month

An adult tiger with its paws chopped off was found dead in Barghat area of Seoni on Saturday.

Vivek Trivedi | News18

Updated:January 14, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
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Two More Tigers Found Dead in Madhya Pradesh; Third Case in a Month
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Bhopal: Two tigers were found dead in Seoni and Kanha reserves of Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours.

The carcass of an adult tiger with its paws chopped off was found in Barghat area of Seoni on Saturday. The animal's body appears to be at least four-day old as most of its parts had decomposed.

Chief Conservator of Forest Dhirendra Bhargav said the carcass was spotted by a patrolling team on Kanha-Pench corridor. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident and other details would be known only after a post-mortem report, he said.

In another case, a tigress was found dead in the Kisli range of the Kanha reserve.

“The carcass seemed around three days old and it was believed that a male tiger had killed it,” an officer from the forest department claimed. Several body organs also reportedly missing from the carcass. However, the forest department did not confirm the mortality till the story was filed.

On Jan 3, 2018; a decomposed body of a tiger was found at Balaghat, which was reported to be the first tiger death this year.

According to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), MP has topped the list in terms of tiger mortalities in 2017 with 25 big cat deaths while volunteers put the figure much higher.
| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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