The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has released the data that 16 tigers have died in Maharashtra in the last seven months.
The second highest number of deaths was reported in the country after Madhya Pradesh (27).
As per the data, all 16 deaths took place in Nagpur, Akola, Gondia, Chandrapur, Umred, Bhandara, Bramhapuri, Allapalli and Gadchiroli forest divisions due to various reasons.
Among 16 deaths, two deaths were reported inside the tiger reserves, and 13 were outside tiger reserves while the remaining is unknown.
The data also showed that only one female tiger died in these seven months, 11 were male tigers. In other cases, gender of the animal was not mentioned in the data. Maharashtra which has the majority of tiger deaths have been reported in areas where there is a high density of tigers both inside and outside the tiger reserves.