Saturday, July 18, 2009

Carcass of tiger found in Sunderbans; NTCA informed

Carcass of tiger found in Sunderbans; NTCA informed

STAFF WRITER 16:6 HRS IST

Canning (WB), July 17 (PTI) Carcass of a 14-year-old tiger was found at Netidhopani island in the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve (STR) in West Bengal today.

Forest officials attributed the death to its old age.

"The tiger was 14 years old and prima facie it appears that it died due to old age. Our watch and ward staff were keeping an eye on it. The body was found today," Field Director of STR Subrat Mukherjee told PTI.

He said as per the guidelines of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), postmortem would be conducted tomorrow in the presence of representatives of two NGOs authorised by the NTCA.

NTCA has been apprised of the death of the tiger, he said.

http://ptinews.com/news/178976_Carcass-of-tiger-found-in-Sunderbans--NTCA-informed

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