“Fight with wild boars seems to be only reason as we have found boar hair and faecal samples on the spot,” said an officer.
Initially, forest officials suspected the tiger was electrocuted or poisoned, but no such evidence was found during autopsy.
BHOPAL: After stray dogs wild boars seem to have emerged as a new threat to tigers in Madhya Pradesh An adult tiger has been killed in a fight with a wild boar in Balaghat district, taking the toll of big cat deaths to nine in four months.
The sixyear-old tiger’s carcass was spotted in Balaghat’s Logur range — on the Kanha-Pench corridor — late Saturday night and it was recovered on Sunday.
DFO Deva Prasad told TOI that the matter is still under investigation.
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