The Reason Why Tigers Die in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is a state in India. I think the word "state" is the correct one. It has been reported in the Hindu Times (July 20, 2010) that of the 24 tigers that died in this state in various reserves over a three year period, most were killed in territorial disputes.

Is that an expected number? Two died in road traffic accidents.

It makes you think. What if the reserves are too small. What if the reserves are too small for the home ranges of the tigers that live in a reserve. Wouldn't this force young tigers who are seeking a home range of their own? This would lead to more territorial fights and deaths.

Just a thought. I believe that a number if not all the Indian tiger reserves are too small and as a consequence the Bengal tiger is doomed in India.

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