Bolangir: The Forest department is probing the death of a Royal Bengal tiger whose carcass was found inside a forest near Chaulamunda village on Bolangir-Nuapada border yesterday.
According to sources, along with the Bolangir Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), the veterinary officials from Lathor and Khaprakhol have examined the carcass of the tiger. From preliminary investigations, it is suspected that the tiger could have died of infection as there was bleeding from its mouth.
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On the other hand, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF, wildlife) informed that earlier pug marks of one tiger was discovered in the area, however, the same was not included in the census due to lack of clear indications. After the post mortem, the actual cause of the death can be established, he informed.
“After the post mortem, actual cause of the death can be established. However, from the preliminary investigations, it is believed that the death has been on account of natural causes and there is also a probability that the tiger could have died of old age. This tiger was not on our tracker as it was staying deep inside the jungle, hence we were just speculating that there was a tiger,” said PCCF, Siddharth Das.