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Nilgiris Tiger Deaths : Investigations, Concerns, Actions.



  Sep 28, 2023

Tigers in Nilgiris: A Crisis Unfolding



Tiger Deaths:

10 tigers (6 cubs, 4 adults) died in Nilgiris.
Deaths occurred between August and September.
Concerns arise about the welfare of the animals.

Investigating the Causes:

Cubs' deaths due to starvation or infection.
Adult tigress died from suspected injuries.
Another adult tiger died in a fight.
Sub-adult tiger had injury marks.
Larger male tiger found dead after preying on a cow.
Four tiger cubs found dead.

Conservation Concerns:

Poaching incidents raise concerns.
Inability to locate mother tigresses for cubs.
Tigers' high density in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve leads to increased competition and fighting.
The rise in tiger population may lead to negative human-animal interactions.
Need for regenerating prey habitats.

Official Response:

Plans for anti-poaching camps in six forest ranges.
Annual monitoring of tiger populations.
Increased patrolling around key tiger habitats.
Thi gist: the alarming tiger deaths in Nilgiris, the investigations into their causes, conservation concerns, and the actions taken by officials to address the crisis


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