Two tigresses to be translocated in Panna reserve in MP



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