Maharashtra: Tigress found dead in buffer zone of TATR
The body of A the tiger was found in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). MaharashtraAn official of Chandrapur district gave this information on Monday.
The body of the tiger, identified as T-62, aged eight to 10 years, was spotted on Sunday evening, a TATR official said.
He said the post-mortem was conducted in the presence of forest officials and samples were collected for examination to ascertain the exact cause of death, which did not yield immediate results as the body was in a decomposed state.
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After the necessary formalities, the big cat was cremated in the presence of all TATR representatives and officials.
According to official data from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a total of 112 tigers have died across India since January. Of these, 80 were men and 26 were women, while the gender of six has not been ascertained. Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of tiger deaths, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.
(Compiled with inputs from PTI)