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Tigers stray out of Orang, kill cattle

By Correspondent

KALAIGAON, Oct 26 � A tiger from the Orang National Park strayed out through the southern boundary and after crossing the river Brahmaputra, it reached Hama Char area and killed two cows and two buffaloes recently.

It needs mention that there was another tiger in the area which, too, had strayed out of the Orang NP. A total seven heads of cattle had been killed by both the tigers.

According to SK Dutta, DFO, Orang NP, forest officials immediately arrived at the char village and paid compensation to the affected families. The trend of tigers straying out of the Orang NP had been a worrisome factor both for the villagers as well as forest officials, he said. He added that at least two tigers would have been poisoned to death by the irate villagers, had compensations not been paid in time. To mitigate the conflict, joint vigilance parties had been formed for affected areas.

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