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Tiger killed by a dashing car close to Mysuru airport


A one-and-a-half-year-old male tiger was killed when it was knocked down and run over by a automotive on the Mysuru-Nanjangud freeway near the Mysuru airport late on January 28 evening.

Dr. Basavaraj, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Territorial) stated the accident occurred round 11 p.m. on January 28. The tiger belonged to a litter of 4 cubs that was once sighted with their mom close to Nanjangud just a few months in the past for which combing operations have been being carried out.

 Dr. Basavraj stated the 4 cubs have been christened as T6, T7, T8 and T9 and all of them have been final sighted with their mom within the first week of November 2023.

Subsequently, they started to disperse and the whereabouts of T6 and T8 weren’t recognized whereas T7 and T9 have been sighted close to the TVS Manufacturing facility and efforts have been on to trace and nudge them in the direction of the closest forests.

The tiger killed within the highway accident on January 29 was recognized as T6, a male, stated Dr. Basavaraj.

Although the world across the Mysuru Airport at Mandakalli is surrounded by an unlimited swathe of agricultural fields, it’s an unlikely habitat for tigers to outlive. However forest division officers speculate that the tiger might have survived searching wild boars that are aplenty within the area. Although pug marks have been found just a few days in the past and a combing operation was launched the tiger couldn’t be sighted.

Malathi Priya, Chief Conservator of Forests, Mysuru Circle, stated the car has been seized and a case could be registered in opposition to the driving force.

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