Two tigresses to be translocated in Panna reserve in MP

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 19:57

Bhopal: As part of its plans to revive big
cat population Madhya Pradesh`s Panna Tiger Reserve will soon
get two tigresses in the area, forest officials said today.

"We are going to get two more tigresses in two months in
Panna," Reserve Field Director R S Murthy said.

One tiger will also be translocated later in the region
which is spread over an area of 543 sq km in eastern Madhya
Pradesh.

The tigresses between age group of five and six will be
brought from Kanha Tiger Reserve, he said, adding already
there were two translocated tigresses in Panna - one feline
from Bandhavgarh and another from Kanha and a tiger from Pench
Tiger Reserve.

A translocated tigress in Panna gave birth to four cubs
in May.

As per the plans altogether four felines and two tigers
are to be translocated in Panna.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 19:57

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