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Tiger dies after being injured by poachers

Tiger dies after being injured by poachers

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna May 10, 2008 18:13 IST


A tiger which was seriously injured by poachers, died at Valmikinagar Tiger Reserve in Bihar's East Champaran district, official sources said on Saturday.


"The seriously injured tiger died on Saturday, a day after it was entangled in an iron trap laid by poachers," the chief conservator of forests, Valmiki Tiger Project told rediff.com.


He said that a team of forest officials were informed by local villagers that a tiger was seriously injured in a trap laid by poachers.


The tiger population is decreasing at an alarming rate in the Valmiki National Park, Bihar's only tiger project.


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