Injuries from Poacher’s Trap Reasons Mahavir’s Death: Post-Mortem Report

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India’s first tiger translocation project failed with the death of Royal Bengal Tiger Mahavir on November 14.

Earlier, there was a difference in opinion of the tiger’s death. But according to the report submitted by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) IG Dr. Amit Mallick and senior scientist Dr K Ramesh of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), the tiger did not die after eating porcupine rather by the wounds sustained by the poacher’s trap. This resulted in multiple organ failure. The new report was submitted to NTCA Director General Anup Nayak.

The Bengal tiger was found dead in the core area under Raigoda range on Hindol-Narasinghpur border. The tiger had sustained deep injuries on the neck and collar region.

The tiger was brought from Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh on June 20 and released in Satkosia jungle on July 6.

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