Black tigress carcass found in Sri Lanka

Black tigress carcass found in Sri Lanka

7 Mar 2009, 1746 hrs IST, IANS

COLOMBO: The carcass of a black tigress has been found in Sri Lanka, a media report said on Saturday.

The Daily Mirror said the carcass was found after it got caught in a poacher’s snare in Deniyaya area, around about 200 km from here.

From a distance, its colour is jet black and when inspected from closer quarters, spots are vaguely visible, the report said.

The newspaper quoted the Wild Life Department as saying that the black tigress’ length from head to tail was 1.1 meters and its height was 0.61 meters.

Black tigers are a very rare species in Sri Lanka.–Science/Earth/Flora–Fauna/Black-tigress-carcass-found-in-Sri-Lanka/articleshow/4238910.cms

Note: Article states the animal has “spots,” not stripes.

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