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Jim Corbett national park conflict tigers with eles and leopards

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it has been reported in the times of India that tigers want to dominate the area

 

please see http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com 17 Jan experts,officials voice concern over tiger-jumbo striff in corbett

 

 

tigers want to dominate the area , recently a group of tigers surrounded a 10 yr old elephant for hours killed it, then eat it

 

they are trying to dominate leopards as well , so they respond by moving towards villages to get away from the tigers

 

these are the problems you can get in small reserves

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Here´s the link to the article:

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/Experts-officials-voice-concern-over-tiger-jumbo-strife-in-Corbett/articleshow/50616866.cms

 

Interesting that a "group of Tigers" would attack an Elephant, I can only assume this was a mother with her (older) offspring? Attacking an Elephant calf can´t be all that unusual, Tigers kill full-grown Gaurs at times. 215 Tigers seems a very high number for the NP , I think that would be the highest density for all Indian parks. Maybe it´s not for the NP alone but the Corbett Tiger Reserve (1288 km², the park itself is 521 km²)., The latest census gave the numbers for the whole state of Uttarakhand with 340 (almost twice as much as in 2006), see here:

 

http://globaltigerforum.com/resources_files/359_Tiger%20Status%20in%20India,%202014.pdf

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I thought that took place in Kaziranga and not Jim Corbett?

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Wow. That clearly was one pissed off tiger. This is not a group trying to intimidate. This tiger seems irritated. Possibly some previous incident?

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