In the past week a male tiger cub in Tipeshwar sanctuary was found wounded by a nylon snare. After several attempts to catch him, the forest officials were finally able to track down the radio-collared male on June 1 and released him from the entangled nylon snare.
The young tiger was not able to hunt as the wire snare in its right paw caused a deep injury and was spotted hiding under the bamboo cluster near the Pilkhan Nullah in section 100. Jack (C3), the name he got from visitors of sanctuary was even said to be starving in this situation.
The senior forest officials as well as the section officials, Pench, started the rescue operation at 5:30 in the morning of June 1. At 12:40 noon, the exact location of tiger was found and the feline was tranquilized through a dart.
The operation was carried out by two-member team from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Dehradun, Dr. Parag Nigam and Dr Bilal Habib. They were assisted by Dr. Chetan Pantod, Veterinary Incharge, Pench.
The nylon snare was pulled out from the tight grip on the front right paw of C3 and was then treated with required medicines for further healing process. After few hours of operation the tiger came in its cautions and was set free into wild.
Jack is said to be a cub of T1 tigress and is also known to have two more male siblings named Johnny and Walker. The wound on the paw of C3 was first sighted by the tourists from Pune and Hyderabad when they took a photograph of him, hiding in a plane sight.
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