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12:00 AM, July 13, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:06 AM, July 13, 2020

Tigress found dead in Sundarbans

A seriously injured tigress was found dead near Andharmanik forest camp in the Sundarbans on Friday.

"A front and a hind leg of the tigress were severely injured, probably from a crocodile attack. We collected its organs for autopsy and buried the corpse near our camp after skinning it on Saturday," said Bashir-Al- Mamun, divisional forest officer at Sundarbans West range, Khulna.

The officer who saw the body on Saturday told The Daily Star that the tigress aged between 14 and 15 was seen by officials a few times last week near Andharmanik camp.

"But on Friday, they saw her sitting at the same place for hours. In the afternoon, they saw flies buzzing around it," he said.

"There were injuries on her face, the front right leg was snatched from below the ankle and the left hind leg didn't have four claws. She was unable to hunt and must have become very weak."

A tiger census last year found the number of tigers in Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans was 114. At least two other tigers were found dead following the census.

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