Royal Bengal Tiger Travels Across Three States To Reach Similipal

Baripada: Here is some good news for nature enthusiasts of Odisha. A Royal Bengal Tiger that has traversed across three states from Central India, has been spotted close to the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha. The presence of the tiger has been confirmed by a camera trap. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Susanta Nanda reveled this through a post on X. He wrote “Tigers regaining their lost homeland in Odisha… This male tiger has travelled across 3 states from central Indian landscape and has been camera trapped close to Simlipal Tiger Reserve. Exciting prospects of adding to the gene pool of the STR.”

The sighting of the male Royal Bengal Tiger near the Similipal Tiger Reserve has made nature enthusiasts happy in the state. In November last year, the Odisha Forest Department had confirmed the presence of another RBT in Gajapati district in South Odisha that had traveled across four states. It was said that the Tiger may have travelled across four States covering over 2,000 kilometers to reach the Paralakhemundi Forest Division. The Tiger census carried out by the State Forest Department recently had revealed that Odisha is home to 30 adult tigers and eight cubs.

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