Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tiger cub dies at Bandhavgarh Reserve

Tiger cub dies at Bandhavgarh Reserve

Monday, Apr 27, 2009

Umaria (MP): An injured tiger cub has breathed its last at Chakdhara area of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in eastern Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.

The six-month-old cub, that had sustained injuries to its shoulder, ribs and lungs after being hit by a vehicle on April 21, died on Saturday, Reserve Director Aseem Shrivastava told PTI.

The Reserve Director said that a case has been registered under Preliminary Offence Report (POR) by the forest officials and investigations were on. According to initial reports, he said, that the cub had been hit by the jeep of one tour operator, Satyendra Tiwari, in Chakdhar area in the Reserve.

The jeep was ferrying the tourists when it hit the cub, Mr. Shrivastava said. — PTI

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