According to Rajasthan government, few tigers are missing from Ranthambore National Park. The declaration was made in the State Assembly that 5 out of 43 tigers inhabiting in the national park have gone missing and the wildlife experts have begun the investigation.
As per R K Rinwa, Minister of State for Mines and Wildlife, Rajasthan, the missing tigers are likely to have entered the territory of either entered the adjoining forest areas or have wandered to the forests of Madhya Pradesh. He also informed that wildlife experts have started probing the hideouts of these tigers.
Ranthambore National Park is amongst one of the finest tiger reserves in India. In last year’s census, the population of adult tigers here was 43 and 16 cubs were found here. However, the authorities showed concern regarding the small area of the national park, which might not be enough for so many tigers, since each tiger need a large territory. Hence, the national park had plans to shift few tigers to other wildlife reserves.
The national park is a home to many mammal species like Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, Black bucks, Rufoustailed Hare, Indian Wild Boar, Chinkara, Common Palm Civets or Toddy cat, Coomon Yellow Bats and Desert Cats. It is also a safe shelter for marsh crocodiles, and other amphibians. The wildlife reserve is also known for worldwide famed tigers like Machli (T-16) and proves to be a promising sanctuary that cares and conserves for the wildlife.
Let us hope that this issue of 5 missing tigers like many others issues in Ranthambore National Park is resolved soon. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
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