Forest officials release a tigress in Sunderban

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Sunderban (West Bengal), Sep 3(ANI): A six-year old tigress, which was trapped after it terrorised villagers over the last several weeks, was released on Wednesday by forest officials in the Dhulibhashani forest of Sunderban delta.

The six-year old is among the two Royal Bengal Tigresses, which were trapped in neighbouring forest areas in the Sunderban Delta area, and were later caged in the Panchmakhani and Pirkhali forests.

The tigress was trapped in July, when she had entered a village in Kumirmari and killed some cattle.

She has been fitted with a microchip for future identification.

"Both the tigresses are in good health and in the morning we gave them something to eat and they really relished the food as you have seen they are in good health," said N.C. Bahuguna, Director of Sunderban Biosphere Reserve.

The tigresses underwent a medical check-up at Sudhanyakhali and were declared fit to be released into the forest. (ANI)

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