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Carcass of Royal Bengal Tiger recovered from Kaziranga National Park & Tiger Reserve

A carcass of an adult Royal Bengal Tiger was recovered from Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve(KNP & TR) on Tuesday.

This was the second Royal Bengal Tiger carcass found in KNP &TR this month.

According to a forest official, a 10-day old carcass of an adult Tiger was found near Laudubi area under Kaziranga Range.

“Right now we cannot ascertain the actual cause of the Tiger death. We have collected all the samples for DNA and toxicological study,” the forest official said.

The official said, “We suspected that the Tiger died due to infighting with another adult tiger,”.

Recently, a forest guard was suspended for “unwarranted firing” leading to the death of a 10-year-old male Royal Bengal Tiger in the KNP & TR on June 18.

Meanwhile, an inquiry was conducted by the Assistant Conservator of Forests into the incident revealed that the firing was unwarranted based on which the staff concerned was suspended.

The carcass of a four-year-old male tiger was found in Sidha Kathoni area of the national park on June 5.

This was the fourth tiger carcass found in the KNP & TR since February this year.

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