The study report from the famous Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve of Uttarakhand has surprised everyone. According to the report of Tiger Reserve director Sanjeev Chaturvedi, there are many conflicts between elephants and tigers in Jim Corbett. So far 21 wild elephants have died in this conflict, many tigers have also become victims of the conflict. According to the report revealed in the last 5 years, 9 tigers and 6 leopards also died due to conflict in 5 years. However, his death did not conflict with the elephants.
Beginning of 2014
According to the report, the first case of conflict between elephants and tigers was on January 23, 2014. In this there was a death of elephant in Jim Corbett after the struggle between elephants and tigers. The second case took place on April 3 in the Kalgarh division, in which elephant died due to the conflict between the elephant and the tiger. A copy of the report issued by Sanjeev Chaturvedi is present till today, which is making a comprehensive question about such new changes in animals among the Jim Corbett Reserve Forest of Uttarakhand. The shocking thing is that most of the age of elephants killed in the conflict with tigers was very low.
The victims of the struggle of mostly young elephants
According to Sanjeev Chaturvedi, in many cases, incidents of meat being eaten by more than one tiger from elephants killed after mutual conflict have surfaced. According to the report, there were 21 elephants killed in the total 36 conflict cases, but 60% of elephants i.e. in about 13 cases, tigers attacked the youngest elephants.
Reason Behind this-
The report says that this change in the tigers is probably also because it is easier to attack young elephants than to attack other animals like Sambhar or Chital, in which tigers have less energy. Chaturvedi says that there is a need to do more detailed study on this change coming between tigers and other wild animals. The initial study found that the reason behind these cases was mostly due to their locality. Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand has a large number of wild animals and therefore, to understand the entire change between them, the director Sanjeev Chaturvedi's report is suggesting a more detailed study on the matter.