because every tiger counts...


>> Leopards caught in snare trap: 1 dies, other injured   >> Foresters arrest poachers but no account of missing tigers   >> 2 tiger cubs found dead in MTR   >> Getting the numbers right   >> Seminar held on tiger conservation   >> Tiger cub dies in Madhya pradesh   >> Tiger found dead in M.P.’s Shahdol district   >> Madhya Pradesh: Tiger found dead in Shahdol, toll touches 33 in 13 months   >> Madhya Pradesh loses sixth tiger in 2018   >> Tiger killed in MP, 5th in 3 months   >> At 67, Ranthamhore tiger number at all time high   >> Census to help Karnataka retain ‘Tiger State’ status   >> Development ups tiger extinction risk by over 50 per cent in protected areas   >> Tiger census begins   >> Unique project by Uttarakhand Forest Dept: Drones to monitor wildlife corridors   >> First ever tiger census has fruitful count in Karnataka   >> First joint count of tigers in Sunderbans   >> Two tiger deaths in reported 12 hrs in MP   >> 1 critical after being mauled by tiger in Ranthambhore   >> 29 tigers killed in 1 year poaching not ruled out   >> Only 26 leopards left in PKL sanctuaries   >> New measures for tiger census   >> Nagaland: Two arrested with tiger, elephant bones, over Rs 61,000 in cash   >> Centre`s freeze on settling forest rights in tiger habitats to continue   >> Fatal crossings: tigers in 26 reserves under threat   >> Poaching case: Salman appears in Jodhpur court   >> MP Continues to Lose Tigers, First Death of 2018 Reported   >> Tiger Census from Jan 8, safari to be closed for a week   >> 115 tiger deaths recorded in 2017 MP tops the list, Maharashtra 2nd   >> What led to death of the big cats?   >> maharashtra saw 19 tiger deaths in 2017   >> MP records one-fourth of tiger deaths in India in 2017, highest in country   >> CZA seeks report from Raj govt on shifting of tiger `Ustad`   >> Tigress falls prey to wire trap at Panna reserve   >> Tiger cub rescued in A.P.   >> India, neighbours agree to conduct joint tiger census   >> Ranthambore full, two tigers to be shifted   >> Wildlife numbers fall in Jharkhand even as forest cover increases   >> Winter tiger census in Anamalai forest   >> Poacher held with civet carcass in Castle Rock   >> Rajasthan seeks nod to bring tigers from other States   >> Rhino abode short of guards, poaching up   >> Foresters begin probe into death of tiger cub   >> Electric fences killing tigers in Maharashtra   >> State toll 23 as 2 tigers `poisoned`   >> Satkosia tiger reserve set to get 172 sq km more   >> Rhino Killed in Kaziranga   >> Wildlife department to use camera traps to fight poaching   >> Tiger leaves resort at Kabini, enters forest   >> Tiger mauls 10 yr old girl to death in Madhya Pradesh   >> more >>   


back Go Back        Print

Second tiger found dead in Kanha,

The Times of India
24 Nov 2016

BHOPAL: Within five days after poachers killed an adult tiger and fled with its severed paws near Kanha National Park, another tiger was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the same area on Friday taking the tiger toll in Madhya Pradesh to 24 in just 10 months. This is the ninth big cat to has been killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat region.

According to an official release, mutilated body of this tiger was found near Mukki area by patrolling squad at around 10.30 pm. Samples were preserved and corpse was sent for autopsy. Officials said tiger had fatal injuries all over its body which indicates that it would have been attacked by another big cat.

Prima facie officials feel that the tiger was killed in a war over territorial supremacy.

Last incident was reported on October 23.

Located between Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is one of the finest tiger reserve and the largest national park in India.

Officials keeping a tab on poaching suspect witchcraft to be a motive behind chopping of tiger paws while leaving body parts intact. Six tribals have been arrested in this case.

In 2015, poachers killed a radio-collared tiger in Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) and extracted oil from its fat for using it as a remedy for aches and erectile dysfunction. In a joint operation, officers of Special task force of state`s forest department and Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) confiscated two bottles of suspected `tiger fat oil` from poaching network linked to an international gang. Oil was seized from Srivas of Sakhai village in Hoshangabad and Yunus from Itarsi. Both were arrested along with 10 other poachers during a month-long operation.

Samples were sent to Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, and Wildlife Health Monitoring Centre (WHMC) Jabalpur for DNA analysis. Different teams have been dispatched to Delhi and other areas for more arrests. Besides oil, officials had also sent samples of bones for verification.

Inputs on killing of this tiger surfaced during interrogation of a gang of pangolin poachers arrested by STF officials from Sakai village. The village is located in the tiger reserve`s core area. Thirteen people, including a former village sarpanch were arrested during routine patrolling by forest guards. A spear and pangolin scales were seized from them. During interrogation, one of the accused told STF officials that they had also killed a tiger by poisoning. It was kill near Sakai village and it had a radio-collar. STR officials believe these poachers are connected to an international poaching syndicate with roots in MP, UP and Maharashtra.