Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tiger carcass found near Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand

Tiger carcass found near Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand

2010-08-19 21:10:00

Wildlife wardens and officers of the Forest Department found carcass of a tiger in Ramnagar range close to the Jim Corbett National Park here on Thursday.

Villagers spotted the body in Syat Van Panchayat of Ramnagar division in the early hours of the day and they informed the forest officials about it.

The body was found half-decomposed and yet intact.

According to Ramashankar, Sub Divisional Officer of Ramnagar Forest Division, the tiger might have died while it tried to cross the stream that was in full flow and collided with rocks in midstream.

"It was found today early morning in a stream. It seems like while crossing the sewage due to fierce water flow, it collided with rocks and the current of the stream that led to its death," said Ramashankar.

He also mentioned that the body parts have not been damaged and there is no bullet mark as well which in turn rules out any mischief by poachers.

"According to the length, it seems to be a full grown tiger of four to five years. Looking at the body it seems to be a male tiger, yet it has not been clarified. All body parts are safe," added Ramashankar.

As per a new survey there are just 1,411 tigers left in India, almost half the number since 2002 tiger census.

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