Killer tigers killed: Two man-eating tigers have been killed in India, triggering protests by politicians and animal rights activists across the country. After a military-style operation involving hundreds of forest rangers, hunters in central India shot and killed a tigress last week that was believed to have killed at least 13 villagers over the past two years. The animal, which had two cubs, didn’t live in a designated tiger reserve, where it is illegal to kill the big cats. But two days later, villagers in northern India used a tractor in a reserve to crush a tigress that had fatally mauled a 50-year-old man. India’s population of tigers has grown from 1,411 in 2006 to an estimated 2,500 today. “We have to think of a mechanism of coexistence,” said tiger researcher Bilal Habib. “Conflicts are increasing day by day.”
She claimed 13 lives.