The much-vaunted inter-state tiger translocation drive ended in a whimper after Sundari, the four-and-half year-old tigress relocated from Madhya Pradesh in 2018 to Satkoisa tiger reserve in Odisha’s Angul district was sent back to the Kanha reserve in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday evening.
Angul Regional Chief Conservator of Forest Pradeep Raj Karat said the 160-kg tigress was tranquilised after several attempts to put it in a cage ended in failure. “After a tranquilising shot was given to the tigress, she took 15 minutes to lose consciousness. The forest personnel then brought her into a cage,” said Karat. The RCCF said.
The tigress was then loaded in a special vehicle brought in by a team from Kanha National Park. The tigress would reach Ghorela rewilding centre of Kanha National park on Wednesday afternoon.
#TigerNews: Read the full article on The Hindustan Times, published on March 24, 2021.