A 71-year-old man has been killed by a wild tiger near a national park in southwestern Nepal, the second human death from a tiger attack in four days, a wildlife official says.
The man was feeding pigs outside his home early on Sunday when a wild tiger pounced on him, said Ashok Bhandari, warden of the Bardia National Park.
“It looks like the tiger was trying to capture the pig and the man came in its way,” Bhandari told dpa.
On Thursday a wild tiger killed a 56-year-old woman who was working on her farm near the same park.
Bhandari said wildlife and security officials were tracking the movements of tigers in the area.
“If the attacks increase, we will capture the animal and place it in an enclosure for a few days,” he said.
Human-wild animal conflicts are common in Nepal, raising concerns about the safety of people living near wildlife reserves.
Nepal is home to 235 endangered wild tigers that live in protected areas in the country’s southern plains along the border with India.