Via – Save the Tiger
The tiger had sustained various injuries on its throat and pelvic region. Many deep wounds of claws and teeth were also found on its body. Forest officials are suggesting that the tiger might have been killed because of mating mayhem. However, the tiger’s body has been sent for post mortem at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, to confirm the actual cause of its death.
The tiger was 2.57 meters long and was in sound health. Many apparent marks of fighting were found between the adolescent tiger and a matured one in a stretch of 201 meters at the borders of Uttarakhand and UP forests.
Senior forest officials including chief conservator of forest M P Singh, DFO Kailash Prakash, SDO D P Singh and Project manager of WWF Naresh Kumar reached the spot after receiving the information of recovery of a dead tiger. The forest officials found many pug marks of a matured tiger as well as a tigress between the stretch where the killing conflict between the two tigers had taken place.