Published On : Tue, Jul 18th, 2017

Decomposing carcass of Tiger found in Melghat Tiger Reserve

carcass of Tiger found in Melghat Tiger Reserve

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The carcass of a tiger was recovered in semi decomposed condition in Compartment 351 of Beat North Mangeri, Round Palaskundi, Range Ambabarwa, Akot Wildlife Division, Melghat Tiger Reserve on 16th of July.

The sub adult tiger had all the teeth and claws intact on recovery. The body was located during patrolling by forest guard Asharam Kasdekar.

However, as the body was putrid, the age and gender of the tiger could not be identified. From the circumstances, the case, prima facie, appears to be of a territorial fight. The squads in the forest also searched and inquired for any cattle death in the area.

A committee of Amravati district’s honorary wildlife warden Sawant Deshmukh as representative of chief wildlife warden, Maharashtra, Vishal Bansod of Amravati as the representative of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Buldhana district’s honorary wildlife warden Manjeet Singh has been formed.

Post Mortem was performed by Veterinarian Dr Farooqui On 17th July, the carcass of the Tiger was disposed as per Standard of Procedures given by the NTCA.