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Tiger rescued in Kodagu ‘perfectly healthy’

The Hindu
New Delhi
19 Jan 2017

The male tiger that was rescued after it got caught in a snare in Ponnampet forest division in South Kodagu on Wednesday is doing fine at the State-run Chamundi Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre on the outskirts of Mysuru.

A team of senior forest officials visited the centre and enquired about the feline’s health. Manoj Kumar, Conservator of Forests, Kodagu, was present. The rescue centre is run by the Mysuru zoo.

“The tiger is being treated for its swollen forelimb. It drank water and ate food on Thursday morning. Our veterinarians have kept the animal under observation but the big cat is perfectly fine,” said Mysuru Zoo Executive Director Kamala Karikalan.

To a question on whether the tiger, aged three to four years, will be released back to its habitat, Ms. Karikalan said, “The decision will be taken by our senior forest officials. The tiger is under observation. Barring the swollen foot, there are no other wounds on its body. Our vets are treating the animal.”
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The tiger is suspected to have been strayed from Nagarahole National Park and was sighted in a village near Ponnampet. The big cat was caught in the snare laid for preventing wild boars from raiding crops. The tiger was tranquillised, rescued from the snare and rushed to Mysuru for treatment.


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