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One More Tiger Found in Indravati Tiger Reserve

  • 29 Nov 2022
  • 2 min read

Why In News?

  • According to information received from Chhattisgarh public relations department on November 28, 2022, the total number of tigers in Indravati Tiger Reserve Bijapur has now increased from 5 to 6.

Key Points

  • A photograph of a tiger was found in the trap camera installed in Indravati Tiger Reserve last day. It has been confirmed as a new tiger by WII Tiger Cell Dehradun.
  • Indravati Tiger Reserve is a suitable place for tiger habitat, where wildlife other than tigers also reside. In which it is mainly a habitat of wild animals like gaur, leopard, bear, nilgai, deer, sambar, wild boar etc. along with forest buffalo.
  • Indravati Tiger Reserve of Chhattisgarh covers 2799.086 sq.km. It is spread over a geographical area of 1.5 km, which is adjacent to the forest area of Maharashtra and Telangana. It serves as a suitable corridor for the movement of tigers.
  • It is worth mentioning that the state forest department is continuously working with the people to bring awareness about wildlife conservation.
  • Indravati Tiger Reserve Management is continuously monitoring and protecting wildlife. At the same time, wildlife is being continuously protected and monitored through foot patrolling by the field staff.
  • It is noteworthy that two leopard cubs were recently found in village Cherpalli under village range Madaded buffer under Indravati Tiger Reserve Bijapur. The two leopard cubs are currently housed in Jungle Safari (Zoo) Raipur.
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