Chamarajanagara: A 9 year-old tigress was found dead in an Elephant Proof Trench (EPT) bordering the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, on Saturday.Forest officials said that the carcass was found in the EPT dug along in the Nugu wildlife zone in the Hediyala sub-division of the tiger reserve.
Forest Department personnel said there were no traces of external injuries including wounds from snares nor does it seem to be a case of poisoning. The skin and the claws were intact thus ruling out poaching and hence the authorities suspect it to have died of natural causes.The postmortem was conducted by wildlife veterinarians and the carcass was cremated as per the NTCA norms. Samples of the viscera have been sent to the laboratories for analysis to ascertain the cause of death, the authorities added.
Three leopards found dead under suspicious condition in Belawadi Village in Mysuru District
Mysuru: Three leopards were found dead under suspicious conditions in Belawadi village limits on the outskirts on Saturday.
Forest Department officials said that there were no external injuries on any of the carcasses. There are speculations that they could have been poisoned. “We will wait for the postmortem to be completed before arriving at the cause of death,” said a forest department staff who was on the spot.
The place where the leopards were found dead is close to the BEML complex where a mother and a few cubs were found sauntering near the compound wall on Tuesday night and the video had gone viral on social media.
Though there were speculations that there were five leopards in all – mother and its four cubs — forest department officials had stated that a mother and three cubs were in the BEML complex. However, the authorities could not confirm whether it was the same cubs that were found dead.(UNI)