Wednesday, 23 January 2019

NEWSLINK: Was Kanha tigress really eaten by a tiger?

On Monday, news reports suggested that in a suspected act of cannibalism, a tiger may have killed and eaten a tigress in Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. The news agency PTI quoted Kanha field director K Krishnamurthy as saying that “circumstantial evidence suggests that the tiger, during a territorial fight, dragged the tigress for about 700 metres”. How frequently do animals feed on their own? First thing first. The deceased Kanha tigress was unlikely to have been the victim of a tiger. A male tiger has no reason to eliminate a mating option, unless she was defending her cubs.

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