24 tigers died in 3 yrs in various reserves, MP Assembly told

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 17:06

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister,
Sartaj Singh told the State Assembly that a total of
24 tigers, including 14 cubs died in various reserves in the
State in the last three years.

In a written reply to a question from Nishith Patel
(Congress), the Minister said that of them 10 were adults
comprising six males and four females while remaining 14 were
cubs.

The maximum 12 tigers died in Kanha National Park
followed by Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (six), Pench Tiger
Reserve (five) and Satpura National Park (one) while no tiger
lost its life in Panna National Park in the last three years,
Singh said.

Most of the tigers were killed in territorial fights
while some died of various diseases or over age, he said.

Only two tigers, including a cub were killed when they
were hit by vehicles in Bandhavgarh reserve, the Minister
said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 17:06

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