Dehradun, February 19, 2011
A fierce battle for supremacy between two tigers shook the Kalagarh range of Uttarkhand’s Corbett Tiger Reserve today and resulted in the death of one of the rival big cats.
The victorious tiger badly mauled the hind part of the rival and was hovering around the carcass till late tonight, the Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve, Dr Ranjan Mishra, said here.
The victorious tiger was still roaring and roaming near the spot, which had made it difficult to collect the body of the killed tiger. The fight was believed to be over the supremacy of the area, Dr Mishra added.
A tiger was killed in a territorial fight with another wild cat in Khadd Sot south of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, a park official said on Saturday.
Part of the carcass was also eaten by the victorious tiger, Park Director R.K. Mishra said.
A team of forest officials has reached the spot and the carcass will be sent for post-mortem, he said. — PTI