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article imageRoyal Bengal Tigers Killed 36 People in Bangladesh

By Leo Reyes     May 24, 2009 in Environment
Royal Bengal Tigers have killed 36 people in Bangladesh during the last four months of this year. The tigers prey on villagers in the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world and home to the Royal Bengal Tigers
In the mangrove forest in Bangladesh, at least 100 people are killed by the Royal Bengal Tigers. Philip Kumar Bownik, Chief Executive of Shamnagar District south district of Bangladesh said that in the last four months of this year alone, 36 people have already been killed.
Philstar.com reports:
Bowmik thought the residents living around Sundarbans should be taken to other profession reducing their dependence on the largest mangrove forest.
"If their dependence on the Sundarbans is reduced, the tigers will also be safe," Bowmik said.
For safety, villagers usually kill tigers wandering too close to their villages and experts estimate that over a dozen tigers are killed annually by villagers in Bangladesh every year.
Residents are dependent on the Sundarbans mangrove forest, the largest mangrove forest in the world for their livelihood.
The Sundarbans is the Home of the Royal Bengal Tigers.
The villagers also kill tigers wandering around their village. It is estimated that a dozen tigers are killed annually by these villagers.
The report did not say if the people killed were eaten by the tigers.
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