The Bengal Tigers of Kaziranga National Park are a highly endangered species, with only 2500 surviving species classified in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)list. In a recent incident, a tiger was killed in an “accidental firing” by Assam forest guard, reportedly while the team was trying to scare it away from a public place. The carcass was later detected at 7:10 am at Japoripothar on the fringes of Kaziranga National Park byDinonath Phukan, Fgd, Jubraj Kutum, CW, and Amush Harrah Fgd (Bheroni Anti Poaching Camp).
The discovery led to an investigation and an inquiry. It was found that the tiger died due to a bullet wound, suspected to be a case of accidental firing.
There is only a record of 121 tigers in the National Park, making the killing of the tiger a huge deal. The park is also home to a rare Golden Tiger, the only one of its kind recorded in the wild in the entire world in the 21st century.