Bhopal, Jan 29 (PTI) A tiger cub was today found dead in the Mukki range of the famous Kanha Tiger Reserve in Mandla district, taking the death toll of the endangered striped cats to seven in Madhya Pradesh in January. Also Read - Claiming to be Goddess, Mother Axes 24-Year-Old Son to Death in Madhya Pradesh's Panna

The cub, around 6 to 7 months old, had been killed by an adult tiger last night in the core area of the park, KTR field director Sanjay Shukla told PTI from Mandla over phone. Also Read - MPBSE 12th Supplementary Result 2020 Declared at mpbse.nic.in, Here's How to Check

“The deceased cub was one of the four offsprings of a tigress. Two other cubs of the tigress are missing. We had spotted the tigress with just one cub today,” he added. Also Read - MP Minister Accuses Madrasas of Breeding Terrorism, Says Government Funding Must be Stopped

According to a National Tiger Conservation Authority figure, 26 tiger deaths had taken place in Madhya Pradesh in 2017, the highest for any state in the country.

The tiger death toll stood at 33 tigers for the last 13 months, officials said, in MP.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.