Mysuru: An incident where a female tiger, which was injured in a fight with other tiger, was caught and treated in the forest with the help of a zookeeper. It was released back to the forest in the DB Kuppe Forest Range of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. This is the first time that such an experiment has taken place in Nagarahole.
The Forest Department personnel on patrol noticed a female tigress which was limping around in the DB Kuppe zone of HD Kote taluk for the past few days. The staff immediately informed the higher officers. Later, this tiger appeared again in the tourism area and it was found that it was unable to walk due to an injury in its foreleg.
“The injured tiger was traced by conducting combing operation using department elephant Arjuna near Kabini backwaters of DB Kuppe. With the help of a veterinarian, the tiger was anesthetised and captured. After proper treatment, it was safely released into the wild. During the fight, the right foreleg of the tiger was injured. Due to this, the tiger was unable to walk. Now it has been treated and released into the forest,” Forest Department Officials informed.
Conservator of forests B. N. N. Murthy, DCF Harshkumar Chiknaragunda, ACF Ramesh, Veterinarian Ramesh, RFOs Siddaraju, Harshit and others were present.
“Our staff noticed that the tiger was injured. The tiger was also seen in the tourism zone and was struggling to walk. We discussed this and treated it. It has been left in the forest,” said Nagarahole DCF Harsh Kumar Chiknaragunda.