30 tigers found dead in seven years

Published On: May 6, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, May 6: At least 30 tigers were found dead in and around Chitwan National Park during the past seven years. The deaths were recorded in the fiscal year 2072/73 BS.

Information Officer at CNP Ganesh Prasad Tiwari shared that 14 of the dead tigers were male and eight female. Identities of eight tigers have yet to be established, he informed.

Among those found dead, eight tigers died due to age, eight in-fighting, five during treatment, one due to illness, three due to poison in food and reasons for the death of five unidentified tigers.

In the fiscal year 2072/73, a tiger was found dead while the number was four in the FY 2073/74, six in 2074/75 and eight in 2075/76.

Likewise, three were found dead in FY 2076/77, two in 2077/78 and six in 2078/79. However, no tiger has been found dead in the current fiscal year.

Tiger count has increased at CNP lately. Tiwari said death incidents of tiger have gone up due to in-fighting of wildlife in the search for food with the rise in the number of tigers.

According to CNP data, 96 wildlife were found dead as of mid-April this year. Likewise, 96 wild animals have been rescued so far.



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