The Hindu reported last week that a tiger cub was found dead in the D.B. Kuppe range of the Nagarahole National Park.
The carcass of the six-month-old cub was found in the Kaimara area close to the Karnataka-Kerala border; the whiskers, nails, teeth and bones were intact.
Conservator of Forests, S. Manikandan, said the death was due to natural causes and samples of the viscera were collected and sent to the laboratory for analysis. The post-mortem was conducted later in the day as per the NTCA protocol and the carcass was disposed of by burning.
This is the seventh reported tiger death from the Bandipur-Nagarahole landscape of which six deaths have been reported from Nagarahole alone.
The two forests support a high density of tigers with a population ranging from 200 to 220 as per the 2015 enumeration results.