Top Panel





Home :: News :: 17092004
Large Male Tiger Dies in Road Accident

17th Sept., 2004

A magnificent male tiger was found dead 25m off the Chimur-Warora State Highway in the Chimur Forest Range of Chandrapur District, Maharashtra on 14 September 2004. The tiger was killed about 7 km from the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, in a collision with an unknown speeding vehicle. A post mortem revealed extensive internal injuries including six broken ribs, and a ruptured kidney.

The body of the tiger was burnt on the evening of 14 September in the presence of forest officials and WPSI's Central India representative.

After the burning, two forest guards stayed behind to tend to the dying embers. They reported that at 5.45 pm a tigress started calling nearby - they said that "her long drawn out moans filled the forest". Forest guards had reported seeing two sets of fresh tiger pugmarks in the area on 9 September, and a group of villagers had briefly seen the two tigers on 6 and 7 September.

The Maharashtra Forest Department is planning to put up reflective signs asking drivers to slow down. They are also liasing with the Public Works Department to have speed breakers put up at strategic places on the road. WPSI is assisting the Forest Department.



 

 

 

  Untitled Document
 Search:





NGO STATEMENTS & CAMPAIGNS

 Round 2: Tiger Temple Takedown


Previous



Vacancy Announcement




TIGER NEWS


 Tiger poacher snared after 15-yr hunt, 20th  Oct., 2016

Barring China, other member countries of CITES unanimous on curbing tiger farming for trade, 6th  Oct., 2016

TIGER DEATHS IN 2017
 Mortality                 73
 Poaching &             
 Seizures                  34
___________________
       Total                  107


TIGER DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                  82
 Poaching &              50
 Seizures                   
___________________
       Total                  132


TIGER POACHING 1994-2016

WILDLIFE NEWS


A jumbo nightmare 21st  Oct., 2016

How 1,200 trains running through India’s protected areas pose grave danger to its sensitive wildlife 12th  Oct., 2016


LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2017
 Mortality                249
 Poaching &            152
 Seizures             
___________________
       Total                  401



LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                 282
 Poaching &             154
 Seizures             
___________________
       Total                  436
     

LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2016


TIGER RESERVES
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Map 

Bandhavgarh


 
Untitled Document
  About us | ProjectsNewsThe TigerDonations | How To Help Links| Publications | Crime MapsFAQsContact Us

Wildlife Protection Society of India. All material is protected by law.