Carcass of an adult male Royal Bengal tiger was found in inundated Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in upper Assam today, a senior Forest Department official said. 


The carcass was found in Siga Forest Camp under Agoratoli Range, Kaziranga Divisional Forest Officer Sivashish Das. Forest Department officials and veterinarians, who rushed to the spot, said after preliminary investigation that the big cat had died after a fight with buffaloes, Das said.

A total 298 animals, including hog deer, wild boars and 17 rhinos have been killed in the current wave of floods that have submerged 90 per cent of the World Heritage site, Forest officials said.