Tiger, tigress found dead in National Parks

Tiger, tigress found dead in National Parks

Posted On Wednesday, January 06, 2010
United News of India

Lakhimpur Kheri/Bijnor, Jan 6: A tiger and a tigress were found dead under mysterious circumstances near Dudhwa National Park in Lakhimpur Kheri district and Jim Corbett National Park situated near Bijnore district of Uttar Pradesh today.

The carcass of the tiger was recovered from Sampoornanand locality at Paraspur village in Lakhimpur Kheri, police said.

The wildlife officials are suspecting it to be a killing by unidentified hunters as the carcass sustained wound marks.

Meanwhile, the carcass has been sent to Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar in Bareilly, for the post-mortem.

In a similar incident, a tigress was found dead at Phulichand range.

The wildlife experts said the tigress must have died in a clash with another tigers for their food.

Since 1999, 31 tigers have died due to various reasons at Jim Corbett National Park.

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