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Monday, July 2, 2012

Tiger cub cremated, search on for mother tigress

TNN | Jul 2, 2012, 04.03AM IST CHANDRAPUR: Post-mortem of the tiger cub killed by wild dogs in Dhaba range on Friday was carried on the premises of Central Chanda forest division premises on Saturday morning. Veterinary doctor PD Kadukar confirmed that the cub had died in wild dogs' attack, but claimed that carcass was more than a week old. Earlier the forest officers had claimed that carcass was fresh and forest watchers had seen the dogs feeding on it. Kadukar claimed that the dogs had torn away the right eye of the cub. It had biting and clawing marks on thigh, calf, legs and tail. Assistant conservator of forests UT Bisen confirmed that there is presence of tigress with three cubs in the area. They have installed three camera traps and launched search operations in nearby jungles to track the mother tigress which is now left with two cubs.

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