Jaipur: A tigress was found dead in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district, on Saturday morning.
“The body of T-11, who is around 11 years old, was located by one of the forest guard today in Talda forest area of the reserve,” said a forest department official.
Sawai Madhopur is over 170 km from here.
The carcass has been sent for post-mortem, said the official, adding that there are no marks of injuries and it does not seem that it is a case of poisoning.
However, he said that the cause of the death would only be known after the postmortem report is received.
There are over 58 tigers including cubs in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve as of now.
Earlier this month another tigress T-5 of Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve was found dead with injuries on her body.
According to the Tiger Reserve administration, injuries on her body suggest that the animal may have died in a territorial fight with another big cat.
Tigress T-5 was one of the first big cats brought to the reserve in 2009 after the reserve had lost all of its tigers.
Panna National Park is a national park located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh in India.
First Published | 25 June 2016 11:50 PM