Why are the Ranthambore tigers killing more and more humans?
The year 2019 has seen the highest number of human fatalities connected to tiger attacks in and around Ranthambore National Park, one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves in Northern India.
The death toll in the last decade has been reported to be at 14, whereas in the three decades before 2010, the wildlife officials could recall only two. In most cases, the tigers attacked and killed humans only on provocation-if the victim had irritated the tigers or surprised them on their home turf.
The reason for tigers from Ranthambore to kill more humans is complex, but indications point out to bad park management. Basically there are too many tigers and too little space to live on.