Increasing tiger deaths cause flutter in Karnataka Tiger Reserves

Mysuru, February 8:-Forest authorities are on their toes as five tigers have died for various reasons in the National Tiger Reserves coming under Nagarahole and Bandipur, known for highest number of tigers in the wild in the country.

On Wednesday a carcass of tiger, a female, was found in Ayurhosahlly Haadi in the Anechowkur range of the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve. With this, the number of tiger deaths in the last 15 days has gone up to two in Nagarahole so far this year.

However, the authorities are focused on unraveling the mystery surrounding the death of two tigers in Bandipur as they are suspected to have been poisoned and the laboratory reports are awaited.

The remaining deaths were due to natural causes, officials said.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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