Tiger shifted to Sariska reserve in Rajasthan
Recently a tiger has been shifted from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The purpose of the relocation of this tiger (T-113) is to increase the number of tigers in the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
This step has been taken because most of the male and female tigers of Sariska are getting old.
This relocation has been done after taking permission from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). NTCA is a statutory body under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Transfer of tigers from one reserve to another is called relocation.
- IUCN Status:
- Tigers mostly like to live in solitude. The exception is the cubs living with the mother only.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Sariska Tiger Reserve
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
- It is situated near the Aravalli Mountains and the Vindhya Plateau.
- It is known for its diurnal tigers.
- It is surrounded by rivers (Chambal River and Banas River) on two sides.
- There are lakes like Padam Talab, Malik Talab, Raj Bagh Talab etc. including Ranthambore Fort, Jogi Mahal and Rajbagh ruins.
- Major species: Tiger, Leopard, Striped hyena, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai etc.
Sariska Tiger Reserve-
- This reserve is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is part of the Aravalli range.
- Neelkanth temple built in the 6th century is present here. Apart from this, Pandupol Hanuman Temple and Kankwadi Fort are also located here.
- Major species: Leopard, wild cat, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal etc.
Source – The Hindu