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Bangalore: 4-Yr-Old Tiger Died Due to Poisoning, Pathological Reports Confirm

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, death, poison )

- 1191 days ago -
What we feared has come true. Pathological reports have confirmed that the four-year-old tiger that died in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve two weeks ago (January 13) was a victim of rat poison. According to R Gokul, Director, Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

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Julie E. (410)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:24 pm
How sad...

Birgitta S. (198)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:59 pm

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:09 pm
very sadly noted, it is a very painful way to die

Roseann d. (178)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:52 pm
Find the poachers and serve it up to 'em. It's what's for dinner, a-holes.

. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:13 pm
I should not be surprised, but I am.

leona m. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:31 pm
i'm not surprised we are not going to have any wild tigers very soon!

Christeen Anderson (643)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:34 pm
Horrified and saddened.

Nyack Clancy (525)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:34 pm

leona m. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:57 pm
you don't die instantly from rat poison,it's very painful and takes 1 or 2 days , need to get the other tigers out of there put them in safe place/,you ever think the villagers may be guilty 2 .

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:04 pm
Horrible; thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Penny C. (85)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:21 pm
To sad.

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:24 pm
noted with big sadnes!!!!!!

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:24 pm
RIP darling!!!!!!!!!

Barb Knight (1688)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:39 pm
How incredibly sad :(
RIP 'Stripers.'

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:22 pm
When will they understand that zoos are deadly to wild animals???

Rhonda Maness (580)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:04 pm
Thanks Cher

Kim O. (396)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:35 pm
Grrrrrrr. Nothing nice to say.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:43 am
Dying due to poison does not sound cool.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:13 am
Very sad. However, rat poison does not kill you instantly. It can take many days to die from internal hemorrhaging. It leaves the animal weakened and in a state of shock with severe internal pain. This animal probably staggered and was glassy-eyed for a while before death. This tiger suffered.

Ruth C. (263)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:16 am
May the Almighty remember him/her.
And for whoever poisoned him/her, may you pay for the crime you committed against an innocent animal!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:16 am
sadly noted

Autumn Away S. (151)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:32 am
This is just so awfully sad and as others have said, a painful way for her to die :( Cher lived a short life, and she deserved longer.

Autumn Away S. (151)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:33 am
Oops I meant to say She not Cher :( sorry, this really has me upset :(

Valentina R. (12)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:10 am
This should never happen.

Michael Kirkby (92)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:18 am

michelle m. (41)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:36 pm
Find the poachers and poison them.Let these bastards die a slow and painful death

S S. (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:48 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:44 pm
This could be what killed the elephants...if so now you have a pycho poisoner running loose. Maybe someone who was recently terminated from their job.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:24 pm

. (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:15 am
Kill the poachers and leave the animals alone
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