Tiger carcass found in Corbett
D S Kunwar, TNN 14 December 2009, 04:22am IST
NAINITAL: Forest officials on Sunday recovered the carcass of a 10-year-old male tiger in the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, apparently killed in a turf war.
Corbett’s wildlife warden D S Rawat said the tiger might have died two days ago. The carcass was spotted in the Dhikala zone of the forest by a tourist, who immediately informed officials. Two senior veterinary doctors, who inspected the spot where the dead tiger was found, ruled out poaching. The condition of the carcass indicated struggle with another tiger, they said.
The wildlife warden said a post-mortem examination would decide the cause of death. The Dhikala and other zones of the reserve were opened to tourists on November 15. ‘‘We are taking necessary steps to ensure that endangered species are protected,’’ a senior official at the reserve in Dhikala said.