Royal Bengal tiger found dead in Bardiya National Park

File: A royal Bengal tiger in Bardiya National Park

Bardiya, October 4

A rare royal Bengal tiger was found dead in Bardiya National Park (BNP) on Wednesday afternoon.

The body of the spotted tiger, aged around 17, was recovered near Chisapani post inside the BNP, some 700 metres away from the East-West Highway, Assistant Conservation Officer of the BNP, Badri Binod Dahal, said.

Officials said that the tiger would have died natural death nearly a week ago as it was already old. The entire body of the tiger was completely decayed.

With the latest death, the number of adult big cats in the BNP has reduced to 87.


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