Tragedy Averted for Entrapped Tiger

December 12, 2012

WCS commends villages from southwest India for helping to save a tiger injured by barbed-wire fencing. Their swift and peaceful actions ensured survival for the regal feline, now undergoing treatment at the Mysore Zoo.

An incredible story of human-wildlife conflict emanating from India turned tragedy into triumph for one of the country’s beloved big cats.

On December 4, community members from the southwestern village of Nidugumba discovered an adult tigress incapacitated by a barbed-wire fence. Already injured, the tiger could have suffered harassment, or done harm to herself—tigers typically struggle when threatened, which can cause injuries to escalate.

Fortunately, community members called for help, and rangers and veterinarians soon arrived to untangle the feline and get her to safety.

In response to these recovery efforts, Dr. Ullas Karanth, WCS Director for Science in Asia, praised the village of Nidugumba and the staff and officers of the Karnataka Forest Department for their exemplary efforts.

Learn more with our press release>>

See a photo and continue reading about rescue efforts at the Huffington Post>>

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