Surya tiger

Tiger allegedly kills, eats cub of another tigress in Nagpur


A large, dominating tiger called Surya is believed to have killed an eight-month-old cub of a tigress and devoured it fully on Saturday night in Umred-Paoni-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary (UPKWS) in Nagpur district. Surya also attacked a tigress in November, killing her and leading to the abortion of her four foetuses.

“Surya, officially known as T9, is believed to have killed and eaten one of the three cubs of a tigress on Saturday night. We have found only a small part of one of the cub’s limbs and his chin on the spot,” said Range Forest Officer Ramdas Nimbekar.

He added, “The tigress and her two cubs were seen by tourists on Saturday evening. We are looking for them.”

Earlier in the day, speculation was rife that Surya had killed all three cubs of the tigress. But Nimbekar said, “Till now, we haven’t found any such evidence.”

The whole article was published by The Indian Express on March 15, 2021.