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Territorial fight claims life of one more tiger in Ranthambore

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February 1, 2018, 1:35 pm


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Jaipur: Wildlife lovers, especially tiger conservation enthusiasts, have some sad news to contend with.

On Tuesday, a confrontation between two tigers resulted in one losing his life in Ranthambore tiger reserve in Rajasthan. The incident occurred in Ciruli forest area located in Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary where two tigers got into a territorial fight. Tiger T -33 was badly injured and damaged his leg.

The incident occurred in Chiroli forest area located in Ranthambore.

The animal was attended to by the forest rangers who started his treatment. On Wednesday though, the tiger lost his life after succumbing to the injuries. The nestling of Tigress Husn Ara  (T-30) and her first cub Hamir the Tiger (T -33) lived in the Ranthambore sanctuary in the Chiroli and Anantpura area. He was often observed roaming around the Kacheda Valley region.

T-33 was quite popular among tourists and easily spotted. After being separated from his group the tiger has still managed to survive in the forest. His death has come as a shock to the wildlife lovers in the region.

Currently, there are more than 65 tigers in Ranthambore. It is one of the largest national parks in northern India, covering an area of 392 km and situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. Ranthambore National Park lies at the edge of a plateau and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. It is named after the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the park.

The national park was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 and declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Eight years later, it became a national park and subsequently, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary. The Park terrain alternates between dry deciduous forests and open grassy meadow. The flora of the park includes 539 species of flowering plants hence is a treat for nature lovers.

First published: September 20, 2017