A carcass of a Royal Bengal tiger was found near Bhabapur camp inside the Orang National Park here on Thursday, a senior forest department official said. According to Pradipta Baruah, DFO, Mangaldoi Wildlife Division, the Royal Bengal tiger died a few days back due to old-age-related issues.
The forest staff immediately alarmed the higher authorities. “Immediately we along with the veterinary team rushed to the spot for post-mortem. We suspect that the tiger died due to old-age-related issues. It’s a natural death,” the DFO added.
The carcass was disposed of as per the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) guidelines, he added.