Tiger seen in Guatala Autramghat Wildlife Sanctuary, a first after 1940

The tiger was native to this area however vanished in 1940, although leopards have flourished with the present numbers being 25, Divisional Forest Officer Vijay Satpute stated.

A tiger has been noticed in Guatala Autramghat Wildlife Sanctuary for the primary time since 1940, with officers on Friday stating the massive cat has strayed from Tipeshwar Sanctuary in Yavatmal, some 330 kilometres from right here, in quest of prey.

The tiger was native to this area however vanished in 1940, although leopards have flourished with the present numbers being 25, Divisional Forest Officer Vijay Satpute instructed PTI.

“This tiger, which is a completely grown male, got here to the sanctuary round March 11-12 and was noticed in a forest digicam on March 15. It belongs to Tipeshwar space and we now have confirmed it by way of its stripes. The route the tiger took to achieve right here has not been confirmed as it isn’t collared,” Satpute stated.

“We now have fashioned seven groups to maintain a watch on this tiger. Gautala has good prey base, which will be the purpose why it’s right here. We now have discovered that the tiger has hunted wild boar,” he stated.

Maharashtra State Wildlife Board member Yadav Tarte Patil stated the tiger could have come by way of Pandharkawda, Umarkhed, some elements of Telangana, Akola, Dnyanganga (Buldhana), Hingoli, and reached Gautala from Ajanta mountain ranges.

“The tiger”s journey could also be near 2,000 kilometres. Such corridors must be declared as crucial tiger habitat and finest wildlife administration practices have to be applied to guard such routes,” he added. 

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