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12-year-old tiger killed, eaten by another at Kanha Tiger Reserve


Mandla, Mar 22: An adult tiger was killed and eaten by another tiger in the Kanha national park in Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Friday. This is the second incident of cannibalism reported from the Kanha Tiger Reserve (KTR) in the last two months.

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Initial probe suggests the tiger, aged 12, possibly died following a territorial fight with another wild cat, KTR field director L Krishnamurty said.

The dead feline was known as T-36 and its carcass was spotted on Thursday by a patrolling party, he said.

The patrolling party spotted another tiger, identified as eight-year old T-56, eating the carcass of T-36 in the Magarnala forest area under Kisli zone of KTR, Krishnamurty said.

The forest team is still monitoring the area, he said.

In the third week of January, a tiger had killed and eaten a tigress in KTR.

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