Tiger From Central Indian Landscape Travels Across 3 States To Reach Odisha’s Similipal

Bhubaneswar: A male tiger from the central Indian landscape has reportedly travelled across three states to reach Odisha.

This was revealed by the Wildlife wing of Forest department today.

The male tiger has been captured in camera trap close to Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, said the Forest department.

“This male tiger has travelled across 3 states from central Indian landscape and has been camera trapped close to Similipal Tiger Reserve. Exciting prospects of adding to the gene pool of the STR,” said Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Susanta Nanda in a Twitter (X) post today.

Earlier, there were reports that a Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) from Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh had migrated to Odisha. The RBT had been captured in camera trap in Sundargarh district in March this year.

Some days ago, the Forest department had revealed that Odisha is home to 30 adult tigers and eight cubs.

The department made this revelation after conducting the The All Odisha Tiger Estimation 2023-24.

According to the census, Similipal Tiger Reserve has 27 adult tigers (14 females and 13 males) and eight cubs.

One adult male tiger each was sighted in the Hirakud Wildlife Division, Paralakhemundi Territorial Forest Division and Greater Similipal Tiger Landscape, said the census report.

Also Read

Comments are closed.