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Tiger carcass found in Nilgiris forests

The Times of India
Chennai
14 Jul 2017


Chennai: A few bones and body parts of a tiger were found in Thengumarahadda reserved forests in the Nilgiris North Forest divisions a couple of days ago.

Source in the forest department said the body parts were found by a group of workers, who wre involved in clearing several `seemai Karuvelam ( Prosopis juliflora) trees, an invasive species, in the woods. The skin, nail and tooth of the animal were missing.

When contacted, Nilgiris North division forest officer S Kalanidhi said that it was only a rumour that a tiger had been poached in the Then gumarahadda area in their division. we have sent patrolling teams inside and nothing was found in the forests, the officer asserted.

If it is confirmed that the death was due to poaching, then it will become a first of its kind in the state, where generally tigers are poisoned to death, known as retaliatory killing, Three years ago, a tiger was found dead in the region.

The population of the big cat in Tamil Nadu, According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority last census conducted in 2013, was 163.

Source:- http://www.trcclips.com/PublicDocs/1198295877361.pdf