Monday, February 09, 2009

Tiger found dead in Uttar Pradesh

Tiger found dead in Uttar Pradesh

9 Feb 2009, 2046 hrs IST, IANS

LUCKNOW: A male adult tiger has been found dead in a forest area in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district, an official said on Monday.

"The tiger was found dead on a tree Sunday evening in the Mahof forest," divisional forest officer Pramod Gupta said over telephone.

"The tiger is around 15 years old. We have not found any physical injury marks on the animal," he said.

The tiger has been sent for post-mortem to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) at Bareilly.

According to officials, the forests in Pilibhit, over 250 km from Lucknow, are home to around 35 tigers.

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