Born to the same mother (T 19, a female tiger, and her mate, T 22.) in the 2012 in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve; tiger- T 25 and T 26 are now being separated and to be transferred to different places. In 2014, both the Tigers were restricted to the Bahera enclosure as they killed four local villagers in Khitouli area. Click here to read more about this park.
T-25 Tiger Bandhavgarh
T-26 Tiger Bandhavgarh
For four years, authorities were doing a rigorous study about their behavior, and now they have finally decided to relocate them. T-25, who is having a very aggressive nature and is not at all afraid of human interference, was sent to Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal. On the contrary, tiger – T-26, who is rather shy and avoid humans, a trait of a wild tiger, will be released in Sanjay Tiger Reserve by the first week of July. On the issue of translocation, K Raman, field director of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, said to media, “After experts from National Tiger Conservation of India (NTCA) and Wildlife Institute of India also came to study them here, we sought permission from NTCA for their translocation. We sought permission for shifting T25 to Van Vihar National Park Bhopal and in the case of T26, permission for its translocation to Sanjay Tiger Reserve.”
In fact for T-26, NTCA had also asked for a proper survey of the prey base before setting the animal free. And for monitoring, a radio collar will be given to T-26. Ram further said that T-25 had been successfully relocated in Bhopal and called as Bandhu. (Hindustan Times News Input)
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