Tigress found dead in Sundarbans

Bagerhat Correspondent | Update:

Official of the forest department recovers the dead tigress. Photo: Collected

The forest department of Bangladesh recovered a dead tigress from the Sharankhola range of the mangrove forest Sundarbans on Wednesday.

The forest officials said the body of the tigress was taken to office of Sharankhola range this afternoon.

The forest guards found the body on the bank of a canal in the forest during their regular patrol and brought it to the office, forest department’s Khulna Range forest conservator Md Moinuddin Khan told Prothom Alo.

“The cause behind death of the tigress will be known once the post mortem report is published,” he added.

After performing the post mortem, the officials added, the body was buried in the premises of the range office.

The tigress was 7 feet long and her height was 3 feet. She was approximately 20-year-old.

Forest department’s physicians assumed that the tigress might have died of old-age complicacy.

“A tiger lives up to 14 and 16 years. We have primarily assumed that the tigress might have died due to old age,” said divisional forest officer (DFO) Md Modinul Ahsan.

“It’s a sad news because the tiger population is not that large in the world,” he added.

He also said the density of tiger population is higher in Sharankhola range area.

Tiger’s movement is quite intense in the Katka and Kachikhali areas of the range as the environment of the region is helpful for their reproduction, Modinul added.

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