Soon, tigress E-1 will be released into her new home at Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Amravati. The wild cat, who was captured earlier this year in a conflict situation, has been radio-collared so that her movements can be monitored.
This translocation experiment, will pave the way for further relocation of tigers from congested habitats. The move will help curate and manage tiger numbers and ensure the reduction of human-animal, and animal-animal conflict.
E-1, who is around three years old, was captured in Bramhapuri on May 31, after she wandered too close to human habitation and was blamed for two human deaths. She was brought to the MTR on Sunday, from Gorewada Rescue Centre at Nagpur.