Skip to main content
×
Home

Problem Tiger in the Sundarbans

Abstract

In August 1974 a young male tiger moved into a populated area in the Sundarbans, the delta of the Ganges, and killed one woman and a number of livestock. Rather than destroy the animal the Forest Directorate decided to capture it, using immobilising drugs, and release it in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve. This was successfully done, but less than a week later it was found dead from wounds evidently inflicted by another tiger. The authors discuss the implications of the incident, the publicity it attracted, and the changes in public attitudes.

Copyright
References
Hide All
1.Baker E. 1886. Sport in Bengal: how, when, and where to seek it. London.
2.Brander A. 1923. Wild Animals in Central India. London.
3.Buechner H. and Marshall D. 1975. Threatened ungulates of North America. In Proc. Symp. on Endangered and Threatened Species in North America. Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, Wolf Sanctuary, St. Louis (in press).
4.Burton R. 1933. The Book of the Tiger. London.
5.Chaudhuri A. and Chakrabarti K. 1972. Observations on Tigers: wildlife biology of the Sundarbans forests. Divisional Forest Office, 24-Parganas Division, Calcutta. 18 pp. (mimeo).
6.Fosberg F.R. 1971. Mangroves and tidal waves. Biol. Cons. 49: 3839.
7.Hendrichs H. 1972. Project 669 tiger: study of man-eating problems in the Sundarbans. In World Wildlife Yearbook 19711972, 109115. Morges, Switzerland.
8.Indian Board for Wildlife (Goi). 1972. Project Tiger. New Delhi.
9.Lahiri R. K. 1974. Report on the Investigation of Depredation Caused by Tiger in Parbatirpur Mouza, under Basanti Police Station. West Bengal Forest Directorate. 5 pp. (typed).
10.McDougal C. and Seidensticker J. 1976. Predatory behavior of tigers (Panthera tigris tigris L.): ecological and sociological aspects. 120 pp. (typed ms.).
11.Mountfort G. 1973. Tigers. Newton Abbot, Devon.
12.Sankhala K. 1967. Breeding behavior of the tiger, Panthera tigris, in Rajasthan. Inter. Zoo Yb., 7: 133147.
13.Schaller G. 1967. The Deer and the Tiger: a study of wildlife in India. Chicago.
14.Seidensticker J., Hornocker M., Wiles W., and Messick J. 1973. Mountain lion social organization in the Idaho Primitive Area. Wildl. Monog., 35:160.
15.Seidensticker J., Tamang K., and Gray C. 1974. The use of CI–744 to immobilize free-ranging tigers and leopards. J. Zoo. Animal Med., 5(4): 2225.
16.Shorey D. and Eaton R. 1974. Management and behavior of Bengal tigers under semi-natural conditions. In Eaton R., ed., The World's Cats, Volume II: Biology, Behavior and Management of Reproduction, 204221. Feline Research Group, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle.
17.Young E. (ed.). 1973. The Capture and Care of Wild Animals. Capetown and Pretoria.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Oryx
  • ISSN: 0030-6053
  • EISSN: 1365-3008
  • URL: /core/journals/oryx
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 4 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 101 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 21st November 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.