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Aug 03, 2009 at 10:56am IST

Tiger found dead in Jim Corbett park

Dehradun: A four-year-old tiger was found dead in the buffer zone of Jim Corbett National park, an official said on Monday.

The big cat was found dead in a nallah by forest guards during routine patrolling on Sunday, said Vinod Singhal, Director of the national park, which is abode to over 160 tigers.

"It seems to have died a natural death as there are no injury marks on its body. Moreover, all its body parts are intact," he said.

TIGER FOUND DEAD: Vets and wildlife experts are conducting a postmortem to know the cause of death.

However, Singhal said, a team of government veterinary doctors and wildlife experts, are conducting a postmortem to know the exact cause of the death.