The poachers broke in and killed the six-year-old tigress between 8 pm to 10 pm last night taking advantage of the absence of the three guards on duty, he said.
The guards had gone for their dinner and found the hacked tigress carcass in the enclosure.
However, why they went missing at the very time that poachers used
The poachers cut the tigress into pieces but could not take them away as the guards had returned, Dopum said adding the animal was among the six big cats in the zoo.
The postmortem was done today and an FIR was lodged at Itanagar police station.
Investigation was on to nab the culprits, he said adding the forest department was also initiating a separate departmental inquiry into the matter.
Itanagar Zoo, 8 km from the town and established in 1987, is spread over 250 hectares and its display area is approximately 41 hectares.
Along with six big cats, the zoo also housed nearly 200 animal species.
On February 21, 2006, three tigers and a leopard were poisoned inside the zoo by miscreants. One tiger had died, while the other two along with the leopard had survived, zoo authorities said.
Every act is under the control of Politicians,coupled with rampant corruption is not an exception to Zoo as well, it is surprising only because the Tiger is the affected in an enclosure, Even the High ranking Public servants are Hacked in an open is a common sight.
who uses these animals driving the poaching business? The end users must be fined and penalized for causing their death just as the dowry takers, girl baby killing parents and drug users are apprehended for crime. But we can't do much against foreigners so it is best to reward people as per the market rate for such products for revealing the source and chain of transmission to the place in market shelves to expose them publicly. Maintaining tiger reserves, protecting them, maintaining zoos, trying to breed them anyway costs money, so it s best to reverse the way they are protected and give money to those likely to poach making them guardians instead of trying to catch an elusive culprit. Similarly with smuggling of endangered species.