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2 tiger cubs have been killed on the edge of Ranthanbore National Park

10/03/2010 11:53:45 Tiger cubs poisoned by villagers

March 2010. In what appears to be a case of revenge, villagers on the outskirts of the Ranthanbore National Park have killed two 17 month-old tiger cubs. The two dead tigers were found intact, which probably rules out poaching, lying near the carcass of a goat which had been laced with poison.

It is probable that the tigers were killed in retaliation for the killing of some livestock by the tigers. It is estimated that Ranthanbore now holds some 40 tigers, but may only have the capacity for 30. It is known that at least 3-4 other tigers are currently roaming outside Ranthanbore's borders.

The two sub-adult tigers were believed to have been siblings; thankfully, their mother is believed to be alive and well inside the park.

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