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Tiger found dead in Ramnagar forest division

Tiger found dead in Ramnagar forest division

29 May 2009, 1713 hrs IST, PTI

NEW DELHI: A 12-year-old tiger has been found dead in the Ramnagar forest division adjoining Corbett national park by Uttarakhand forest officials.

The tiger, whose body parts have been found intact, apparently died due to injuries inflicted by porcupine quills in its neck, according to an official in the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).

He said as per preliminary report, it appears that the predator died due to suffocation caused by a few sharp quills pierced in its neck. The tiger carcases was found two days ago in the Maidavan area of Ramanagar division.

"The big cats have liking for the porcupine meat but have a problem with the quills which sometimes becomes the cause of death of the animal.

"No foul play seems there. But we have send the body for post-mortem as per rules to ascertain the actual cause of the death," the official added.

A few days ago, a case of tiger poisoning was reported from the forest division. The post-mortem report is awaited.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Earth/Flora--Fauna/Tiger-found-dead-in-Ramnagar-forest-division/articleshow/4594071.cms

http://www.bigcatrescue.org

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