Tigress dies in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

A tigress on Wednesday died at Tala range of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in Umaria district in eastern Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal: A tigress on Wednesday died at Tala range
of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in Umaria district in eastern
Madhya Pradesh.

"The tigress was around 30 months old and possibly died
after sustaining some internal injuries in a fight with
another tigress over territorial rights," Reserve Field
Director C K Patil said on phone.

He ruled out the possibility of the tigress being hit by
some tourists` jeep in the reserve.

The limping tigress was spotted by some tourists, he said
adding it even roared at some tourists in the morning, he
said.

Before the feline died it entered a water body in Tala
range, Patil said.

He said there was no external injury mark on the tigress`
body.

Patil said the post-mortem of tigress will be done as per
the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority
(NTCA) tomorrow.

PTI

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