A seven-year-old tigress was found dead in Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary of Dudhwa tiger reserve in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on Tuesday afternoon. This is the fourth tiger death in Uttar Pradesh in a span of 45 days. Three of them died in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
The carcass was found in Chaltua beat. Officials claimed that the tigress had injuries on its genitalia and was not able to hunt. They believe it died a natural death but will await its autopsy report. The autopsy will be conducted by a panel of experts at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Bareilly on Wednesday.