Photo Gallery: Carcass of tiger found floating in backwaters of Kabini Dam in Mysuru

The 14-year-old tiger was spotted by the villagers in N Belathuru village of HD Kote taluk in Mysuru district a few days back.

Aug 02, 2018, 15:51 PM IST

The 14-year-old tiger was spotted by the villagers in N Belathuru village of HD Kote taluk in Mysuru district a few days back.

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Carcass of a tiger in Mysuru

A carcass of a male tiger was found near the backwaters of Kabini dam in Mysuru on Wednesday morning. The tiger was reportedly 14-years-old. The big cat was spotted by the villagers in N Belathuru village of HD Kote taluk in Mysuru district a few days back. When villagers got to know about the carcass of the tiger floating in water, they gathered around the area to see it. Some injury marks were reportedly found on the body leading o a speculation of poaching. The injuries were reportedly on his eyes, body and legs. (Photo: IANS)

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Carcass of a tiger in Mysuru

Other reports also suggest that the tiger may have died due to electrocution. The post mortem of the tiger reportedly revealed that due to electrocution, the heart of the tiger was reduced to ashes. Forest officers will be investigating the death of the tiger. The Ministry of Environment and Forests has been working on the strengthening of anti-poaching activities, including special strategy for monsoon patrolling, by providing funding support to tiger reserve states, as proposed by them, for deployment of anti-poaching squads involving ex-army personnel/home guards, apart from workforce comprising local people, in addition to strengthening of communication/ wireless facilities. (Photo: IANS)

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Carcass of a tiger

A carcass of a tiger that was found floating in the backwaters of Kabini Dam in Belathur village of Mysuru on July 31, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

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Project Tiger

Indian government took an initiative to conserve its national animal, the tiger, by launching the ‘Project Tiger’ in 1973. From 9 tiger reserves since its formative years, the Project Tiger coverage has increased to 50 at present, spread out in 18 of our tiger range states. (Photo: PTI) 

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553 tiger deaths from 2012 -2017

Out of 553 tiger deaths from 2012 -2017, over 22 per cent were due to poaching. "Out of 553 tiger deaths from 2012 to 2017, 22.1 per cent were due to poaching while 15.4 per cent were seizures. 62.4 per cent deaths were attributed to natural causes not attributable to poaching," Union Minister Mahesh Sharma had informed the Rajya Sabha in March 2018. (Photo: IANS)

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'Tiger population in India is ecologically stable'

Mahesh Sharma had also said that tiger deaths have to be viewed vis-a-vis recruitment of cubs, annual growth rate of the species, number of adult breedable females dying, besides targeted versus non-targeted poaching. "Invoking all these factors, the tiger population in India is ecologically stable," he had said. (Photo: IANS) 

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