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Tiger found dead in Bihar’s big cat reserve


Patna, April 16 :

A tiger was found dead near a forest in Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar’s West Champaran district Wednesday, an official said.

The forest guards found the body of a tiger near Harantand forest in the state’s only tiger reserve, said Santosh Tiwari, VTR’s director-cum-conservator.

The tiger’s body has been sent for a post-mortem examination to ascertain the cause of the big cat’s death, he said.

Last month the carcass of a Royal Bengal Tiger was found in the tiger reserve.

According to Tiwari, there were 22 tigers in the reserve when last surveyed in 2013 on the basis of camera trap census. The number of tigers was only 10 till 2010