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Forest officials trace 3 cubs of tigress that died in Karnataka’s Nagarhole reserve

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Karnataka forest department officials have tracked down three cubs of a tigress that died after getting caught in a snare near Taraka Dam in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve.

Nagarahole Tiger Reserve director Harshakumar Chikkanaragund told journalists on Wednesday that the search operation to trace the three cubs had been launched after the tigress was found dead on November 12 on a plot of farm land near Antharasanthe forest range. limits.

Around 130 forest staffers and four camp elephants were deployed for  the combing operation.  The foresters found a half-eaten carcass of a deer on November 15 and set up 30 cameras in the vicinity and used two drone cameras as well to trace the cubs.

The next day videos captured by the cameras showed the three cubs eating the carcass.