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Two tigers travel miles to relocate

                                                                                                 The Times of India, Nagpur, 4th September, 2014


Vijay Pinjarkar

 NAGPUR: The region's tigers migrate great distances overcoming obstacles like canals and dangers like roads, rail lines, and open wells, mentions a latest report of the Wildlife Conservation Trust.


The report cited two instances wherein a tiger - christened as Prince - that was photographed as a cub in May 2010 was camera trapped in west Pench on March 26, 2014 during estimation exercise. This means it travelled about 80km to shift to a new habitat. Similarly Bajirao - a tiger from Kalmeshwar travelled about 20 km - to relocate to Bor.


These two instances underscore the need for preserving corridors to maintain genetic connectivity of increasingly fragmented tiger population.