A tiger that killed 10 cows trapped in over two days. At Neymakkad estate in Kannan Devan Hills Plantations (KDHP). Team trapped the tiger after two days of operation. According to forest department officials, the trapped nine-year-old female tiger. He may have lost partial sight in his left eye, and it led to the attack on such a large number of domestic animals.
Munnar DFO Raju Francis told TOI that. “The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) team has inspected the tiger. The forest department has submitted a report to the chief wildlife warden. Who will take a decision on releasing it to the forest”.
Another officer said that. “We assume that the big cat attacked such a large number of domestic animals as its vision has been failing”.
“The forest department will continue surveillance in the Neymakkad area for the next few days. The department had fixed 19 surveillance cameras. And has not found the presence of other tigers,” said the officer. According to sources, the tiger will most likely be released in an isolated area of the deep forests. “It can survive in remote areas of dense forests. The tiger did not show any other health issues and is able to hunt prey. Further, inspection needed to find the reason for vision loss,” said a source.