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Two tiger cubs killed in Tadoba Tiger Reserve

Sakaal Times
Nagpur
5 Jul 2017

Two tiger cubs were killed in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in neighboring Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, forest officials said on Tuesday.

The incident came to light on Sunday evening when a forest guard spotted the carcasses in Mul forest range in TATR buffer zone, the said.


The cub were killed by a male tiger, Deputy Director, Tadoba Buffer Zone, Gajendra Narwane told PTI.

According forest officials, both the cubs had suffered serious injuries. One of them had suffered puncture in the skull while the other had a fracture in the mandible (lower jaw or jaw bone).

Narwane said the pugmarks of a female tigress, most probably their mother, were found near the spot, where the cubs were dragged and killed. The process to identify this tigress is underway, he said.