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19 Tiger deaths reported in Tamil Nadu in last 3 years

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has reported 19 tiger deaths in the last three years of which nine are under scrutiny including the infamous poisoning deaths at Pollachi in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) last year.  In all, India has lost a staggering 303 tigers since 2018, of which 109 are deemed natural, seven unnatural but not attributed to poaching (includes tigers which died due to accidents, were eliminated in conflict events etc), 55 from poaching, 27 from seizures and 105 deaths are still under scrutiny.  Of the total 19 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu, nine are currently under scrutiny. In comparison, Madhya Pradesh has reported the highest number of tiger deaths with 88, followed by Maharashtra with 55 and Karnataka with 39. See link below to read more on these sad statistics.