The tigress released into Odisha’s Satkosia Reserve from Madhya Pradesh, which allegedly killed a woman in Anugul district a day earlier, will be sent back to her home state.
Details of Translocation:
- This was India’s fist Inter – State Translocation project in which tigers were to be shifted from Kanha National Park to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha. The major reason behind this move is space crunch as many tiger reserves are experiencing high tiger density
About Satkosia Tiger Reserve:
- Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district of Odisha, India covering an area of 988.30 km².
- It is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a 22 km long gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains.
- The tiger reserve is located in the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The major plant communities are mixed deciduous forests including Sal and riverine forest
About Bandhavgarh National Park:
- Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh.
- Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km2.
- The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India.
- The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer.
- Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951.