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‘Sundari’ lands in Satkosia for ‘Kanha’

Angul: The tigress, called ‘Sundri,’ which was brought from Bandhavgarh National Park in MP, has been relocated to Satkosia Tiger reserve in Angul at 10 pm on Thursday.

She has been kept in a special enclosure set up by the forest department. The tigress has hunted its first prey and taken bath in the artificial pool. It will soon meet its partner ‘Kanha’, the tiger which has been relocated to Satkosia from Kanha tiger reserve.

Wildlife experts have kept close watch on the movements of the big cats. Kanha is setting well in the new environment while Sundari is all set to adopt with the new forest.

After some days, they will return to their natural habitat, forest officials said.

Both the tiger were brought from MP as part of Odisha Government’s initiative to revive the big cat population in the State.

‘Sundari’ is set to join the three-year-old tiger in Satkosia sanctuary.

The tigress was tranquilised and brought to Odisha in a special vehicle. Forest officials of Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, along with experts from Wildlife Institute of India (WII), accompanied the tigress during the 700-km journey.

 

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