Tigers released into reserve after being captured in western India
Location Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR), Gondia and Bhandara districts, western India's Maharashtra. Date: 2023-05-20
Two tigers were released into the Navegaon Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) after they were captured in western India’s Maharashtra.
The big cats were captured from the Chandrapur district of the state and they were released into the tiger reserve, which is located in the Gondia and Bhandara districts on May 20.
Visuals showed one of the tigers being released into the reserve. The animal was let out of a cage and it ran away into the wild. According to a report, this was done as part of a tiger transaction programme that has been organised to stop human-animal conflicts. Last year, a total of 53 people had lost their lives after being attacked by tigers and leopards in the district. This year, eight people have died from attacks by the big cats in Chandrapur district.
Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “Under the programme, around 25 tigers will be translocated from Chandrapur district to other places in the state to curb the man-animal conflicts.”