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RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 10-08-2014

I always wonder if Big cat mothers almost feel sorry for orphaned animals.
Like lion mothers protecting fawns or this tiger soon to be mother protecting this fawn, or the lioness protecting the baboon baby whose mother she killed, etc.
Its very interesting behavior


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 10-13-2014

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RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 10-17-2014

20 Rhino calves were killed by tigers on year (2008)   


OUR CORRESPONDENT  Dergaon, Dec. 28: The carcass of a rhino that had stayed from Kaziranga National Park a few days ago was dug out today from a farmer’s backyard some 25km away.    

Apart from the horn, poachers have taken away the tail, nails and ears of the female rhino, suspected to have been killed nearly three days back. The carcass bore two bullet marks.    

This is the first time that a rhino has been buried in a pit after being killed.   

Though the farmer, Gobendra Pegu, was interrogated about the carcass, the police refused to divulge further details.   

“Three rhinos had strayed out of the park on Thursday. While one came back, there was no news of the other two. The carcass of one was recovered today,” the director of the park, Surendra Buragohain, said.  

With one more rhino still outside the park, forest officials fear that poachers may also target this animal.   

Buragohain said forest rangers try to keep a watch on the rhinos, which stray out of the park, but it is difficult to follow these animals all the time.    

A forest official said police and forest personnel launched a joint operation today following specific information that a rhino was shot dead by poachers a few days back.    

“After launching a search, we found marks of newly dug earth in the backyard of a house. After digging up the yard, we found the carcass, which has still not decomposed,” a forest official said.  

Carbide was used to quicken the decomposition process in the seven-foot deep pit.   

Robin Saikia, the veterinarian who conducted the post-mortem, estimated that the rhino was killed nearly 72 hours ago.    

A source said a group of poachers was seen in Bonkowal near the park a few days ago and forest guards with the help of the police were conducting joint operations in the area since they received the information.   

This is the tenth rhino falling prey to poachers this year. While seven rhinos were killed inside the park, three were killed outside.   

Apart from these, 53 rhinos died because of natural causes and 20 calves were killed by tigers this year. 


http://asmenvis.nic.in/ViewGeneralLatestNews.aspx?Id=969

 


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 10-17-2014

Elephant Killed by a Tiger in Corbett reserve 

An elephant was found dead at Dhela range of the Corbett Tiger Reserve apparently killed by a tiger, forest officials said today. 15-year-old tusker's hind portion was badly mauled when its body was found during a routine patrol yesterday, they said. "It is understood that some fight took place between a tiger and the elephant which resulted in the latter's death," said an official of the tiger reserve, adding a post-mortem was being conducted. 

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/elephant-found-dead-in-corbett-reserve/973620.html  

Same report from another news media.  


Tiger kills tusker at Corbett
   

According to national park field director Ranjan Kumar Mishra, park staff on patrol discovered a tiger eating the body of a tusker in the Dhela range of Corbett on Sunday noon. The pachyderm is estimated to have been about 15 years in age and had tusks about two feet long.   

The tiger is believed to have attacked the pachyderm from the rear and after climbing atop the beast, is thought to have inflicted severe wounds on its rear and head. Apart from the back and head, the hind legs of the pachyderm had deep wounds and the ears of the elephant had been eaten. Considering the wounds on the elephant and the condition of the location where the body was found, the pachyderm is believed to have struggled hard against the tiger before being finally killed, added Mishra.

 


RE: Tiger Predation - brotherbear - 10-17-2014

The ability of the big cats to stalk and kill herbivores so much bigger, heavier, and stronger than themselves never ceases to amaze me. They are a miracle of evolution.


RE: Tiger Predation - Spalea - 10-18-2014

I underestimated the tigers. After having seen this whole thread I realize tigers are just very very performing predators...


RE: Tiger Predation - sanjay - 10-18-2014

(10-18-2014, 01:07 PM)Spalea Wrote: I underestimated the tigers. After having seen this whole thread I realize tigers are just very very performing predators...

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RE: Tiger Predation - Spalea - 10-18-2014

(10-18-2014, 01:35 PM)'sanjay' Wrote:
(10-18-2014, 01:07 PM)'Spalea' Wrote: I underestimated the tigers. After having seen this whole thread I realize tigers are just very very performing predators...

 

We are glad you found this thread helpful, Welcome to the community @Spalea
 

 
Thank you very much Sanjay ! [img]images/smilies/shy.gif[/img]
Very long time before about tigers I especially watched some National gographic movies  - "In the land of the tiger" among others - and I have been believing for very long time that Bengal tigers almost exclusively preyed on cheetals, sambar deers and boars. Exceptionally gaur, rhino and elephant cubs. Even if the tigers seemed to be very athletic felids, being solitary animals they should be more prudent than lions when hunting.   I was wrong ! (I must admit my favourite feline is and has always been the lion).


 


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 10-21-2014

Tiger kills leopard in Karnataka's Bhadrawati forest range

A fully grown male adult leopard was killed by a tiger reportedly in a territorial dispute under Bhadrawati forest range.

According to a press release issued here today by the forest department, the incident came to notice when one of the forest guards was on patrol in Kachrala beat under Bhadrawati forest range yesterday at about 4.30 pm.

On noticing the leopard's dead body in compartment number 204 under the Kachrala beat, pugmarks of a tiger were located around the spot.It was also observed that the leopard's body had injuries and deep scars on its back, caused by tiger claws.However, all body parts of the leopard including its claws, whiskers, canines and skin were intact.

Chief Conservator of Forests (Chandrapur Division) Sanjay Thakre, divisional forest officer S S Patil, Honorary Wildlife Warden Bandu Dhotre and others were present when the post mortem was conducted by a veterinary doctor at the spot.

Later, the leopard's body was cremated as per formalities, the press release stated




http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Tiger-kills-leopard-in-Karnatakas-Bhadrawati-forest-range/articleshow/44860079.cms


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 10-21-2014

Not a easy feat to kill a full grown male leopard, must of been a adult tigress or tiger.
TFS Apollo


RE: Tiger Predation - Pckts - 10-22-2014

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Perfectly camouflaged: the calm before the storm....

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Tigress getting ready to prey on some dhole


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 10-26-2014

A GROUP OF TIGERS KILL ELEPHANT AT KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK




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A Group Of Tigers Kill Elephant At Kaziranga National Park: An elephant (28 years) was killed by group of tigers at Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday (21/10/2014). The incident took place when the elephant named ‘Konwar’ was grazing in the Mihimukh area of the park under the Kohara forest range. A herd of tigers attacked the elephant.

The officials of Kaziranga National Park said that the elephant was suffering from ill-health and it was under treatment. SK Seal Sharma who is the divisional forest officer (Kaziranga) said “Konwar had become weak and could not fight back”.

The officials have conducted a post mortem for the elephant’s body and are awaiting the reports. Another park official who spotted the elephant’s body near Mihimukh said “Konwar was missing since Saturday morning. We had launched a search operation in the area and found Konwar lying dead around 1.30 pm. We saw four tigers roaming near the carcass.”

As per the records available with the park authorities, the elephant was brought to the park from Sonitpur district in 1986 when it was less than a year old. It was trained and the park started using it in anti-poaching operations and patrolling since 1994.

The staff of park mourned its death. Four elephants, including a calf were sustained with injuries in tiger attacks in September at Mihimukh near the second tower in the same forest range.



http://www.sanctuariesindia.com/a-herd-of-tigers-kill-elephant-at-kaziranga-national-park/


RE: Tiger Predation - brotherbear - 10-26-2014

(10-26-2014, 06:47 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: A GROUP OF TIGERS KILL ELEPHANT AT KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK




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A Group Of Tigers Kill Elephant At Kaziranga National Park: An elephant (28 years) was killed by group of tigers at Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday (21/10/2014). The incident took place when the elephant named ‘Konwar’ was grazing in the Mihimukh area of the park under the Kohara forest range. A herd of tigers attacked the elephant.

The officials of Kaziranga National Park said that the elephant was suffering from ill-health and it was under treatment. SK Seal Sharma who is the divisional forest officer (Kaziranga) said “Konwar had become weak and could not fight back”.

The officials have conducted a post mortem for the elephant’s body and are awaiting the reports. Another park official who spotted the elephant’s body near Mihimukh said “Konwar was missing since Saturday morning. We had launched a search operation in the area and found Konwar lying dead around 1.30 pm. We saw four tigers roaming near the carcass.”

As per the records available with the park authorities, the elephant was brought to the park from Sonitpur district in 1986 when it was less than a year old. It was trained and the park started using it in anti-poaching operations and patrolling since 1994.

The staff of park mourned its death. Four elephants, including a calf were sustained with injuries in tiger attacks in September at Mihimukh near the second tower in the same forest range.



http://www.sanctuariesindia.com/a-herd-of-tigers-kill-elephant-at-kaziranga-national-park/

 

Are the tigers not allowed to feast after making such a daring kill?

 


RE: Tiger Predation - Apollo - 10-27-2014

(10-26-2014, 10:41 PM)'brotherbear' Wrote:
(10-26-2014, 06:47 PM)'Apollo' Wrote: A GROUP OF TIGERS KILL ELEPHANT AT KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK




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A Group Of Tigers Kill Elephant At Kaziranga National Park: An elephant (28 years) was killed by group of tigers at Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday (21/10/2014). The incident took place when the elephant named ‘Konwar’ was grazing in the Mihimukh area of the park under the Kohara forest range. A herd of tigers attacked the elephant.

The officials of Kaziranga National Park said that the elephant was suffering from ill-health and it was under treatment. SK Seal Sharma who is the divisional forest officer (Kaziranga) said “Konwar had become weak and could not fight back”.

The officials have conducted a post mortem for the elephant’s body and are awaiting the reports. Another park official who spotted the elephant’s body near Mihimukh said “Konwar was missing since Saturday morning. We had launched a search operation in the area and found Konwar lying dead around 1.30 pm. We saw four tigers roaming near the carcass.”

As per the records available with the park authorities, the elephant was brought to the park from Sonitpur district in 1986 when it was less than a year old. It was trained and the park started using it in anti-poaching operations and patrolling since 1994.

The staff of park mourned its death. Four elephants, including a calf were sustained with injuries in tiger attacks in September at Mihimukh near the second tower in the same forest range.



http://www.sanctuariesindia.com/a-herd-of-tigers-kill-elephant-at-kaziranga-national-park/


 

Are the tigers not allowed to feast after making such a daring kill?

 

 



In this particular case the elephant carcass was examined but Im not sure whether the postmortem was done on the field (maybe the carcass was left on the field for the tigers to finish it off after all the examinations) or the carcass was transported to a medical facility for postmortem..
I hope the tigers had their fill.


RE: Tiger Predation - Richardrli - 10-28-2014

Is this picture of an electrocuted elephant back in November 2012? http://www.conservationindia.org/gallery/electrocuted-elephant-nagarahole
The media nowadays can be very unreliable.