Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tiger Attack in Ranthambore National Park

Tiger in Ranthambore National Park, India

A man was fatally mauled to death by a tiger in Rajasthan's famed Ranthambore National Park while he had gone out to collect firewood. This was the second time a tiger attack had occurred in the national park in three months. When I heard about the first tiger attack in the national park, I felt very shocked as with any man-animal conflict. But this second incident made me worry. Will Ranthambore's tigers be next in line to turn into man-eaters? For generations, the Sunderbans National Park of West Bengal and Bangladesh have been notorious for its tiger attacks as people rely on the forests for food and living. I sure hope that the forest department of Rajasthan with help from conservationist groups may come up with a solution to keep both people and tigers safe from harm's way.

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