A ten-year-old female tiger was found dead in the HD Kote state forest limits, close to the Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve. The post-mortem revealed old injuries on the tiger’s body, possibly from territorial fights; it also had remnants of a wild boar in her stomach. This is the third tiger death in 10 days in Karnataka.
Of the previous recorded deaths, one tiger died of natural causes in the Moolehole range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park forest area. Another young male tiger died in Periyapatna near Madikere, adjoining the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve and the post-mortem did not reveal any injuries. Officials are awaiting the forensic science report to ascertain the primary cause behind all these deaths, while maintaining that all were natural deaths.