The Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in Kerala (India) identified 35 tigers! A survey was held in recent weeks, indicating an increase in the tiger population.
22 of the 35 individuals were found in the last year survey. And 13 were new. Two cubs were noted during the estimation with camera traps. This was said by S. Vysak, Deputy Director of the reserve.
He said the survey was conducted as the fourth phase of the monitoring programme. This program was initiated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
The 40-day intensive monitoring in Parambikulam had deployed camera traps in a grid pattern. It had one pair in every two sq. km. The survey included the core and buffer zones of the reserve. The tigers were identified from their unique stripe pattern.