One of India’s most wanted tiger poachers, who had a fetish for eating the penis of sloth bears, has been nabbed after being on the run for six years.
According to the Times of India, he admitted to police killing several tigers, many sloth bears, hundreds of wild boar and peacocks.
He is also being investigated for the killing of a tigress that went missing in the Pench Reserve in Madhya Pradesh in 2012, the official told AFP.
Wildlife officials in the central state of Madhya Pradesh formed a special task force in 2013 after several sloth carcasses were found with their reproductive organs missing. India is also among the 12 countries that committed to doubling the tiger population by 2022, according to the World Wildlife Foundation’s TX2 programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while releasing the 2018 tiger census earlier this year, said India had achieved its target four years in advance