A young male collared feline (C3) was found wounded by a nylon snare on Wednesday, May 29, in Tipeshwar sanctuary. The male cat is known to be the cub of T1 tigress and also named as Jack by the tourists and the guides visiting the forest. Jack is one of the male trios from parent tigress T1, where other two males are called Johnny and Walker.
The tiger was found in section 100, near the Pilkhan Nullah where the tourists from Hyderabad and Pune as well as their guides spotted a nylon wire snare on the front right paw of the cub in a photograph. The tiger cub was supposed to be tranquilized 3 months ago to administer treatments on him, in which the forest department has totally acted in a negligent manner and behaved in an irresponsible way. The officials are unable to track down the cub even after the injury has bee brought into the light and the cub being a collared cub raises the question.
As soon as the incident was put into the knowledge of the officials, Dr. Chetan Pantod along with two ward staff was sent to the location for further operations. The tiger was located hiding under a bamboo clusters and it is likely to be starving, looking at the condition of his paw as he is unable to hunt.
The sanctuary is known to have 4 adults, 9 cubs and 6 sub adults in the premises and hence this could be a prime location for the poachers to trap down or start a hunting season. Whilst following the VHF signals, the tiger is again seen leaving the location and changing its course into the denser part of the forest.
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