4 blackbucks translocated to Kanha Tiger Reserve

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 15:44

Bhopal: As part of the drive to translocate
various animals from one habitat to other, four black bucks
from Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh were shifted
successfully to Kanha Tiger Reserve in Mandla, for reviving
their population in the national park.

Four black bucks were caught from near bamboo bushes and
agriculture fields situated in the village Karirat under Seoni
forest area yesterday and shifted to Kanha Tiger Reserve where
they were released in a special wired enclosure by a team of
experts, forest officials said today.

A 14-member team from Andhra Pradesh has specially
arrived in Seoni district for carrying out the translocation
of black bucks. Besides, senior forest officials,
veterinarians and other field staff were also present during
the exercise.

Two males and as many female black bucks were caught and
shifted to Kanha for reintroducing them in the Kanha National
Park from where they almost extinct in the year 2003.

The forest officials have planned to shift a total of 50
black bucks in Kanha forest ranges and once all of them arrive
in the park they would be gradually released in the wild.

Besides successfully translocating tigers to Panna
National Park which was in news for their total disappearance
allegedly due to poaching, the department has also
translocated bison from Kanha to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 15:38

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