Uttar Pradesh: tiger carcass found floating in channel at Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Bahraich


Bahraich, October 10: The carcass of a male tiger was found floating in a canal at Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Bahraich. No evidence of external injury was found on the tiger’s carcass, official sources said.

The tiger carcass, which floated on Saturday under the Chaudhary Charan Singh (Girijapuri) dam built on a canal connected to the Ghaghra River in Uttar Pradesh. Divisional Forestry Officer (DFO) Akashdeep Badhawan, said he was spotted by villagers around 3:30 p.m.

Residents immediately informed the forestry and irrigation services. A forest service team was dispatched to bring the carcass to the Katarniaghat forest estate office, he said. Male Royal Bengal tiger carcass found in the Karuabari region of Kaziranga National Park.

At first glance, the tiger was about four years old and there was no sign of an external wound on the carcass. A group of vets will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, he added.

Ramesh Kumar Pandey, senior Indian Forest Service officer, an expert on tiger conservation, said according to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) standard operating procedure, every tiger death is considered unnatural, unless proven otherwise.

To prove that a tiger’s death is natural, you have to rule out all other angles like poaching and poisoning, he explained. It is very rare for a tiger to be found dead in the water because big cats are good swimmers, he explained.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on October 10, 2021 at 11:00 am IST. For more information and updates on Politics, World, Sports, Entertainment, and Lifestyle , connect to our website Latestly.com).

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