In a shocking incident, a white tiger strayed into the enclosure of Bengal tigers at Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta Bio Park and was promptly set upon and killed by them. In the video that was shared by ANI, the nine-year old tiger is seen unable to move its hind legs and lying down in the ground while other tigers continuously attacking it. Even though he was trying to defend himself, the other tigers were too much for him. While authorities tried their best to save the beast by trying to scare off the Bengal tigers, due to the fight, the white tiger lost its life.
Elsewhere, last Friday, a tiger mauled a man to death inside the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. It was the seventh such attack in the same forest in the last three months. The man Ram Chandra had gone to the reserve to pick wood when he was attacked, Indian Express report said. The latest attack occurred at a time when the personnel from forest department, the Wildlife Trust of India, World Wildlife Fund and the Lucknow zoo are trying to locate the tiger that killed three persons in between August 7-10 in the same forest reserve.
Bengaluru: Nine-year-old White Tiger strays into the enclosure of Bengal tigers, dies after being attacked by them at Bannerghatta Bio Park pic.twitter.com/7fkLpPB7Nc
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2017
“We have an image of the tiger (that killed the three other persons) that was taken from a camera trap at 4.05 am today,” V K Singh, the conservator of forests in the Bareilly circle, was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
He further said that it was not possible for the same tiger to travel 60 km the same day and kill Ram Chandra. In about a year, as many as 17 people lost their lives in suspected tiger attacks in the Pilibhit which is home to 25-30 big cats. Seven attacks occurred at a place where Chandra was found dead on Friday.