Three more tigers dead in wildlife reserves
After being monitored for quite some time, a 14 year old tigress in Kanha National Park, has unfortunately passed away due to her old age.
In Bandhavgarh, two of the three cubs born to the Kankati tigress, were found dead, suspected to have been killed by a rival tiger. The surviving cub, a female, was taken to Satpura tiger reserve where she will be brought up in semi-wild conditions, until she is able to be released back into the wild.
Saddened to announce that nine year old tigress ‘Kankati’, was found dead yesterday in Bandhavgarh National Park. Her body was discovered by locals, and has been sent for a post-mortem examination. It did show signs of injury, which could’ve been caused by a fight with another tiger, however, officials aren’t ruling out poaching.
She was a granddaughter of Sita, and is survived by three, five month old cubs which forest officials are now searching for.
Photo by Sandeep Dutta
Today, the 29th of July, is International Tiger Day. It was founded in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia, to draw worldwide attention to the severely declining native populations of tigers and their ecosystems, as well as the organisations who are working to save them.
To date, just over 3,000 tigers still survive in the wild, and despite there being a strong international effort to protecting them, they are still heavily threatened from poaching, habitat destruction, confrontation with humans and being sold on the illegal wildlife trade market.
For more information on tigers, their current plight or to find out how you can help, please visit these organisations:
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