BHOPAL: A young tiger was found dead in the tourist zone of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, officials said. The 2-year-old tiger was apparently killed in a territorial fight, according to the initial report from the reserve.
“When a cub turns young, it looks for a territory of his own to settle down,” additional principal chief conservator of forests Suhas Kumar told TOI. Other tiger in the area must have killed the young one, he claimed adding that a detailed report regarding the cause of the death could be obtained only by Sunday morning.
Bandhavgarh reserve director C K Patil and his deputy Mridul Pathak couldn’t be contacted over the phone as they were on the visit to the spot in the park.