Monday, 29 November 2010

Kaziranga boasts the World's densest Tiger population

KOLKATA: Notwithstanding the three tiger deaths in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam this month, the sanctuary has the highest density of the big cats in the world, a top forest official has said, maintaining that none of the recent fatalities was due to poaching. "Kaziranga has the highest tiger density in the world.

As per estimates arrived at by the camera-trapping method, there are 32.64 tigers per 100 sq km at Kaziranga which is even better than Kanha in Madhya Pradesh and Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand," KNP director Surajit Dutta told PTI. The exact number of big cats in KNP, a world heritage site, would be known once the tiger census was over, he said. On the death of three tigers at Bagori, Agoratoli and Kohora ranges of Kaziranga this month, he said these were natural deaths. Read more

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