A number of folks have claimed to have seen a tiger in Manipur’s Tamenglong district previously few years nevertheless it has not been backed with proof.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Manipur forest officers have put in two digicam traps to seize photographs of the suspected tiger, which reportedly mauled three cows to demise at a distant border village on July 6.
The traps have been set at Kuilong half II village beneath Tamei subdivision, positioned about 200 km northwest of Imphal in Manipur’s Tamenglong district bordering Nagaland within the north and Assam within the west, the place the lifeless cows and footprints of the wild animal have been discovered by the villagers.
On seeing the form and measurement of the pugmarks discovered, the divisional forest officer (DFO) Kh Hitler of Tamenglong district concluded that it was a tiger. “The pugmarks have been 15X15 sq cm which is greater than that of leopards (7.5/7.5 sq cm),” he mentioned. The DFO is presently tenting on the Kuilong Half II village to research the killings as was introduced by the state forest and surroundings minister Awangbow Newmai.
“Because the footprint of the wild animal was round 7 inches, we’re suspecting it may very well be a tiger,” Awangbow mentioned. “There are additionally studies of cows getting killed in the identical village space final yr.”
A number of folks have claimed to have seen a tiger in Tamenglong district previously few years nevertheless it has not been backed with proof. Additionally, there was no footage of tiger recorded within the first ever tiger survey carried out within the forest of Tamenglong and Senapati districts in 2019.