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Ranthambore tiger shifted to Sariska, T-113 to be known as ST-29

The five-year-old tiger - T-113 was transported to Sariska after a forest department team tranquillized it in Talda forest range of Ranthambore on Sunday afternoon.

October 17, 2022, 7:55 am

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Sariska Tiger Reserve. File Photo.

JAIPUR: Ranthambore tiger – T-113 – has been shifted to Sariska Tiger Reserve. This is the 10th tiger to be shifted to Sariska from Ranthambore. A male tiger has been relocated to Sariska as most male tigers here were old which was negatively affecting the increase in the tiger population.

The five-year-old tiger - T-113 was transported to Sariska after a forest department team tranquillized it in Talda forest range of Ranthambore on Sunday afternoon.

After the shifting of T-113, the tiger population in Sariska will increase to 25. There are eight male tigers, 13 tigresses and four cubs in Sariska. A tiger has been relocated to Sariska after more than three years as the last relocation was of Tiger T-75 in April, 2019. However, the tiger died later.

To tranquillize T-113, the team had to track him for about two days. On Sunday, the tiger was tranquillized in the Talda forest range of Gen-5 around 3.30 pm. The tiger was sent to Sariska via road around 5 pm. The officials of NTCA and CWLW and CCF Sedu Ram Yadav, Ranthambhore, Sariska field director AR Meena, Ranthambhar DFO Sangram Singh Katiyar, DFO RVTR Sanjeev Sharma, ACF Manas Singh and the team of three veterinary doctors were with the tiger during the relocation.

T-113 was released into an enclosure in Sariska in the night. A team of experts are monitoring the condition of the tiger after tranquilization

Tiger T-113 brought from Ranthambhair will be known as ST-29 in Sariska. Recently, three female cubs born in Sariska recently were named ST-26, Tigress ST-27 and ST-28.

This is the 10th shifting of a tiger from Ranthambhore to Sariska. Five tigresses and four tigers were shifted from Ranthambhore. Of these, six have died and three tigresses ST-2, ST-9 and ST-10 are alive.

First published: October 17, 2022
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