Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tiger released back in Panna Reserve

Tiger released back in Panna Reserve

Panna Saturday, Dec 26 2009 IST

A young tiger caught in the forests of Damoh district was today relased back in the Panna Tiger Reserve after being brought here last night.

The tiger had ventured out of the Panna Tiger Reserve on November 26 and wandered for nearly a month in the forests of Damoh, Chhatarpur and Sagar districts before being caught by the forest officials yesterday.

Panna Tiger Reserve Regional Director R Sriniwas Murthy told UNI that about 30 police personnel besides another 40 officials and employees of the State Forest Department were involved in the task to catch the tiger in the forests of Tendukheda in Damoh district.

He said a team of wildlife experts and veterinarians helped tranquilize the tiger and bring it back to the Reserve.

The task was aided by four elephants that surrounded the tiger.

''The tiger is healthy and is wandering in the Panna Reserve now.

The big cat venturing out of the reserve is once again not ruled out. As a result, four separate teams have been formed in the Reserve to keep a track of the tiger,'' Mr Murthy added.

http://www.netindia123.com/showdetails.asp?id=1413062&n_date=20091226&cat=India

http://www.bigcatrescue.org/

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