Thursday, 9 November 2017

NEWSLINK: More space for big cats: Mudumalai grows 2-fold

Panthera tigris tigris Tadoba India wild tiger.jpgThe Mudumalai Tiger Reserve(MTR), home to five dozen tigers, is all set to get bigger.The forest department will soon be annexing 367.59 sqkm of reserve forests, making the tiger reserve more than double its existing size.To be precise, the expansion would make the tiger reserve bigger by 114%, from its current 321 sqkm to nearly 690 sqkm. Not just bigger, but a better habitat for tigers, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs besides herbivores such as elephants, Indian bison and various deer species.


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