Bengaluru: Authorities have confirmed sighting of a wild tiger in the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP), near the IT city here.
Over the past few weeks, forest officials and staff of the safari vehicles that take people around the park reported of pug marks and other indications.
A forest van driver Satish managed to click some images of the tiger on Saturday, clearing all the doubts.
Officials believe that the tiger has come from the Cauvery wildlife sanctuary, however, some experts said it must have come from the forests of Tamil Nadu to the north of Cauvery river.
While there is no danger to residents of the city as of now, officials said they will launch a team to capture t
he tiger as soon as possible.
The Bannerghatta Biological Park is located about 22 Kms south of Bengaluru city, Bannerghatta and is the first biological park in India to have a fenced forested elephant sanctuary where elephants can roam around freely without chains.
The park has become a popular tourist destination with a different units such as zoo, safari, butterfly, aquarium, animal rescue centre.