Maharashtra: Tigress found dead in buffer zone of TATR
A carcass of one tigress was found in the buffer zone of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Maharashtra`s Chandrapur district, an official said on Monday.
The tigress’s carcass identified as T-62, aged between eight and 10, was spotted on Sunday night, the TATR official said.
An autopsy was performed in the presence of forest rangers and samples were collected to determine the exact cause of death, which could not be determined immediately because the carcass was in a decomposed state, he said.
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After the necessary formalities, the big cat was cremated in the presence of all representatives and officials of TATR.
A total of 112 tigers have died across India since January, according to official figures from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). Of these, 80 were male and 26 female, while the sex of six is unknown. Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of tiger deaths, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.
(Compiled with input from PTI)