Tiger found dead in MeghauliThe body of the female feline was found on the bank of the Rapti river within the Hariyali Community Forest premises.
A tiger was found dead in the Hariyali Community Forest premises in Meghauli on Monday.
The body of the female feline, said to be around seven years old, was recovered from the bank of the Rapti river within the community forest, said assistant conservation officer Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, also information officer at Chitwan National Park.
It is suspected that the tiger died during a fight with another tiger since injuries have been found in many parts of its body.
Tiger is an endangered species. According to the latest tiger census held in 2021, tiger population in Nepal has reached 355, with the country nearly tripling the number in 12 years. In 2010, there were 121 tigers in Nepal. The number had risen to 198 in 2013 and 235 in 2018.