There is some bad news coming from Madhya Pradesh as the state has lost 8 tigers in the last 22 days amid coronavirus lockdown. Two of them were found dead on Wednesday at the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Mukundpur village of Satna District. Another six-year-old tigress died in Satna’s White Tiger Safari Mukundpur Zoo.
Overall eight tigers have lost their lives but the forest officials have not been able to find the reason behind this sudden rise in death of striped wild cats. The death ratio is highest in the country and serious cause of concern.
Officials have attributed the death of a 10-year-old tiger in Bandhavgarh on Wednesday to a fight between the two tigers.
The forest officials believe that there would have been a fierce fight between the two.
Reports suggest that the tigress that died in Mukundpur Zoo was having a high fever. She was brought from Aurangabad four years ago and was not keeping well for the past five days. The tigress was being treated by doctors of Jabalpur Veterinary College. Forest officials say that the post mortem report will reveal the real cause of her untimely death.
JS Chauhan, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, said samples have been taken from bodies of the tigers that died in the last couple of weeks and investigation is on to find the cause of their deaths.