Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (LocalWire): Investigations into the death of Royal Bengal Tiger, Mahabir, who was translocated from Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR), revealed it had fallen into a snare set up by poachers.
The central team in its report has mentioned that the tiger got trapped in a snare or similar trap set up for wild boars and sustained injury on neck while trying to release itself.
The subsequent infection had led to septicemia that resulted in multiple organ failure.
Body of the tiger was spotted by forest department on November 14 in STR.
The post-mortem report had also mentioned the tiger died due to multiple organ failure after a wound in neck area.
The senior forest officials of STR said around 8-9 porcupine quills were recovered from the tiger’s stomach.
However, in their report, Dr Amit Mallik, Inspector General of Forest of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), and K Ramesh from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) have rejected the possibility of a porcupine attack or infighting with another tiger.