The man-eater tiger has been housed at Jawalakhel’s central zoo after being captured from Bardiya National Park.
The 10-year-old tiger was captured by darting it on April 4 and brought to the Central Zoo today. Pulisram Tharu, a staff member of the Bardiya National Park, was killed by a tiger while conducting a rhino census as part of the National Rhino Census Programme-2021.
On the same day, the tiger was shot. For the past few months, a series of human-tiger conflict incidents have resulted in human casualties at Bardiya National Park, the buffer zone, and the biological route area.
To date in the current fiscal year, ten people have died as a result of tiger attacks.
Three occurred within the national park, five in the biological route region, and two in the buffer zone. At a time when a series of human-tiger conflicts has been on the rise, pressure has been applied to the bodies involved to resolve the problem.
Last year, four man-eating tigers were apprehended in different parts of Bardiya in this connection.
One tiger has been brought to the zoo’s central zoo today, according to Lina Chalise, the zoo’s information officer.