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Tiger found dead in Melghat



Indian Express

NAGPUR, FEBRUARY 13

A tiger was found dead in the Dhakna range of Melghat Tiger Reserve two days ago. T U Shevte, Assistant Conservator of Forest, Melghat Tiger Reserve, told The Indian Express that the cause of death appeared to be injury caused by porcupine quills.

“The sub-adult tiger’s legs had been pierced by a few sharp quills. Apparently, it might not have been able to run and catch a prey and eventually died of hunger,” Shevte said, adding, “but this is just a preliminary observation. A post-mortem has been conducted and a detailed report is expected soon.”

Tigers have a special liking for porcupine meat, but often have problems with its quills, which are difficult to remove. Leopards, however, are known to have special skills in tackling the problem.

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