Mysuru: A highly decomposed carcass of a tiger was found at Maddur Range of Bandipur Tiger Reserve Forest on Thursday. It is a male, aged about 10 to 11 years.
According to preliminary investigation, the tiger may have died due to natural causes. There are no external injury marks on the body. All the nails, teeth and other organs are also intact, while some of the teeth have eroded and damaged. There is no trace of venom or any other suspicious substances.
It appears that the tiger died naturally and was not involved in any fighting, it is said.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve’s veterinarian Dr Waseem Mirza conducted the autopsy, before cremating the remains according to SOP of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
Nanjundaraj Aras, a wildlife conservationist and local Panchayat chief set the pyre on fire.
The exact cause of death can be ascertained only after the autopsy report, forest officials stated.
– Team Mysoorunews