On May 6, 2015, a tigress was found dead in Corbett National Park. Forest officials confirmed that an adult tigress was spotted in the jungle with injury marks over it.
According to Kahkashan Naseem, Divisional Forest Officer of the Ramnagar Forest Division, the tigress was an adult but doctors are to still establish her age. There were claw-like injuries on her body and it seemed as a case of fight between tigers, however the exact cause will only be known after the post mortem.
Corbett National Park is reckoned to be the oldest and amongst the largest National Parks in India. Sprawling over two districts of Uttarakhand i.e. Nainital district and Pauri district, this national park is the first place where Project Tiger initiated. The park is the home to many wildlife species and is probably the safest shelter for rich flora and fauna.
Meanwhile, where Corbett mourns at a loss of a life of tigress, the Surat Zoo is celebrating the birth of three new cubs. An adult tigress, Sambhavi has given birth to three healthy cubs in the zoo in Surat. Praful Mehta, Zoo Managing Director, confirmed that all three cubs are healthy and their mother Sambhavi is taking good care of them. It is to be noted that the tiger population in India has increased from 1706 in 2010 to 2226 in 2014, which is eventually a sign of relief.
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