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T 7 finally reaches Sariska

T-7 male tiger, who had moved out of Ranthambhore & was roaming around Bharatpur for the last few months has finally been relocated to Sariska. Post this relocation Sariska’s tiger population has increased to 5. At present, there are 2 male tigers (including T 7) & three female tigers. T 7 henceforth would be called ST 6.

As per the report he was lured by the roar of a female tiger played on a loudspeaker by wildlife authorities, poor thing could not resist temptation came out in the open & got tranquillized.


Some good news for the poor fellow

There are three female tigers in Sariska, and none of them has cubs & the competitor i.e. another male tiger ST4 is hardly seen @ Sariska…. Go on mate make the most of it… hope you do not associate tranquilising with the roar of a female tiger any more……

Refer news item for more details:

A male tiger from Ranthambore National Park was relocated to the Sariska tiger reserve on Wednesday. The tiger, T-7, was staying in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary for the past three months.
T-7 is the second male tiger at Sariska and the fifth one in the reserve after the death of ST-1 last year. It will be rechristened ST-6.
T-7 was tranquillised near Aghapur village of Keoladeo bird sanctuary in the evening by a team from Dehradun’s Wildlife Institute of
India (WII). They have been camping in the area for the past week.
For the first time, officials used an innovative method to lure the tiger out from the swamps in the bird sanctuary. “The roar of a tigress was recorded and played over a loudspeaker to bring the tiger to a vantage position for tranquillisation,” said
Ramlal Jat, Rajasthan Forest minister.

Otherwise, the relocation would have been difficult as the bird sanctuary is teeming with easy prey. So, tigers are not lured by baits. “On Tuesday night, the tiger made a kill. It returned to feed on the carcass around 3.30 pm on Wednesday. But the swamp and the undergrowth were a hindrance,” said an official.

After it was tranquilised, the tiger was put in a cage and sent by road. For T-7, it was a long journey to Sariska.
Last year, T-7 had attacked Ranthambore's assistant conservator of forests,
Daulat Singh Shaktawat, when he tried to tranquilise it near the periphery of the park. The tiger then strayed away from the area.


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