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Tourist hotspot Bardiya profits from tigers

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Ranjan Sapkota of Samakhusi in Kathmandu visited tourist hotspot Bardiya for the first time in March. Accompanied by his six friends, he went on a wildlife safari tour and they spotted a tiger.

Saptoka said: “I was thrilled. It was a Royal Bengal tiger.”

Sapkota and his friends couldn’t believe their luck. They had a relatively easy sighting, that too. And just the second day of their tour. He said: “There was no limit to our happiness. When we saw the tiger we were excited.”

They were not the only lucky ones to spot a tiger. Jayant Bhatta of Kailali saw a tigress with her cub at Baghaura grassland. This is in the western section of the park. He immediately took a picture and posted it on social media. The photo got much attention. Soon his friends too will be making plans to visit the national park. Just to get a glimpse of a tiger.

Bardiya is becoming a tourist hotspot, both with benefits as well as problems for tigers.

#TigerNews: Read the full article on Kathmandu Post, published on April 15, 2021.

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