Telangana: Tigress dead due to illness in Kaghaznagar forest
A team led by Dy RO Ramadevi of Kaghaznagar found the carcass of the tiger at Daregaon Beat on Saturday around 1.45 pm, the forest officials said. Asifabad DFO Mr. Neeraj Tibarwal two veterinary doctors reached the spot and after investigation it was found to be a female tigress which died due to illness, Telangana Chief Wildlife Warden office sources confirmed. The details are as follows.
The tiger found to be a female aged around 1.5 years. There were marks indicating injuries on the neck and abdomen of the animal and also hair samples in the mouth of the deceased Tigress most probably of another tiger which have been sent for further investigation.
Right hind leg was also found to be fractured with sign of dried blood oozed from the injuries. On further investigation the team did not find any evidence of hunting using snares, traps and electrocution.
The Veterinarians also ruled out any possibility of poisoning. Skin and other parts including nails of the animals were also found to be intact.
Based on above observations and investigation the team found this as a case of territorial fight between tigers and keeping the decomposed body in view it was estimated that the death might have occurred at least 3-4 days before.
The body of the animal was disposed as per the protocol under proper documentation. The above area falls in the Tiger Corridor of Kawal Tiger Reserve