Nagarahole: Tiger cub found dead in Mysuru

Source: The Hindu | By Arfa Kazia | Published on 11th February 2018, 6:53 PM | State News |

Mysuru: A carcass of a tiger cub was found at Machuru in D.B. Kuppe range of the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Saturday.

Though the carcass was largely eaten away, the canine teeth and nails of the cub indicated that it was less than a year old.

The carcass was found after Forest Department personnel noticed vultures hovering Kudresattanahall in Anemala beat section on Saturday.

When they zeroed in on the area, they found a disintegrated carcass of the cub on which the vultures were feeding. “Only a bit of the skin, skull and bones were available”, said a wildlife source familiar with the development.

A post-mortem was conducted. “The body was completely decomposed. The death may have occurred two or three days ago. But, the cause of death could not be ascertained,” the source said.

The death of the cub has taken the total number of tiger deaths in Nagarahole and the adjoining Bandipur forest area, to three so far this month.

Meanwhile, the Forest Department has constituted a five-member team to study the cause of recent tiger deaths.

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