Avni cub dies

Released Avni cub dies after 3 days in the wild


A female offspring of tigress Avni, who was shot dead in 2018 after being declared man-eater, has died during treatment of injuries following an internecine fight at a forest here in Maharashtra, officials said on Sunday.

The three-year-old offspring, named PTRF-84, was on March 5 released in the Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Nagpur after over two years of “re-wilding” efforts, they said.

However, the feline was retrieved from the wild on March 8 after it received injuries on its right foreleg following an internecine fight, PTR’s Chief Conservator of Forest and Field Director Ravikiran Govekar said in a release.

The full article was published by India Today on March 14, 2021.