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Two tigers to be shifted to Mukundra Hills from Ranthambore National Park

The forest department has issued orders in this regard after the Rajasthan high court recently gave a green signal to shifting of tigers from Ranthambore national park to Mukundra Hills by dismissing a petition filed by activist Ajay Shankar Dubey.

December 18, 2018, 10:47 am

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Jaipur: Two tigresses will be shifted to Mukundra Hills tiger reserve near Bundi over the next one week from Ranthambore National Park. The forest department has issued orders in this regard after the Rajasthan high court recently gave a green signal to shifting of tigers from Ranthambore national park to Mukundra Hills by dismissing a petition filed by activist Ajay Shankar Dubey. According to Principal Chief conservator of forests GV Reddy, one tigress from Ranthambore National Park will be shifted to Mukundra in three days. After a week, she will be released into the fenced area of 82 square km. Tiger T-91 has already been living in the fenced area for the past few months. He was shifted to Mukundra from Ramgarh Sanctuary in April. Another Tigress will be shifted to Mukundra within a week. Tigress T-105 and T -106 can be chosen for the shifting from Ranthambore to Mukundra, sources said. The forest department team including principal chief conservator GV Reddy, Ranthambore field Director YK Sahu, and DFO Mukesh Saini started the preparations to shift the tigress on Tuesday. The 82 square km long fenced area of Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve is sufficient for five to six Tigers, as per the survey report of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The forest department will soon prepare the area of 200 square km for tigers, after the increase in number of tigers at Mukundra. The petition filed by Ajay Shankar Dubey opposed the shifting of tiger ‘T-91’ from Ranthambore to Mukundra Hills. The petition alleged that the shifting violated the wildlife laws and demanded the relocation of Tigers to their natural habitat.

First published: December 18, 2018
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