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Bengal’s Buxa Reserve To Get Six Tigers From Assam’s Kaziranga Park

Arrangements have been made to for secure and clean transit of tigers. (Representational)


The West Bengal forest division is bringing six tigers to Buxa Tiger Reserve in Alipurduar district, as a part of its effort to enhance the inhabitants of huge cats within the nationwide park, an official has mentioned.

The six massive cats are being introduced from Kaziranga National Park in Assam, Chief Wildlife Warden Ravikant Sinha mentioned.

“Arrangements have been made to ensure safe and smooth transit of the animals,” he added.

Mr Sinha mentioned the federal government wished to extend the inhabitants of Royal Bengal tigers in BTR, the most important forest in North Bengal with an space of 745 sq-km.

“Recently, two Royal Bengal tigers have been spotted in Buxa through our camera traps. These two big cats were seen from various locations of the core area of the forest. So, at least two tigers are there already and we need to raise the number,” he mentioned.

The six tigers are being relocated from Kaziranga to Buxa as these two reserve forests have related habitats, the official added.

The BTR, which is unfold over the plains and foothills, has about 390 sq-km of core space and is house of 73 mammal species together with leopard, chital deer and wild boar.

The forest division had lately launched a brief movie in regards to the BTR, the official mentioned. The movie was handed over to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to create a buzz in regards to the reserve forest nationally, he mentioned.

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