Tiger spotted for first time at a height of around 3,400 meters in Uttarakhand

Published: Jun 29, 2019, 12:55 IST | mid-day online desk

It must be noted that tiger was captured recently by a camera trap at the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to leopards and snow leopards only

Tiger spotted for first time at a height of around 3,400 meters in Uttarakhand
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Dehradun: Normally found in the plains, a tiger has been spotted for the first time at a height of around 3,400 meters in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand.

It must be noted that tiger was captured recently by a camera trap at the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to leopards and snow leopards only

Kedarnath Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Amit Kanwar said, "In 2016, a camera trap captured a tiger in the area but the picture quality was not very good. However, this time, the picture is very clear. We are still not clear whether the sighted tiger is a male or a female or whether the tiger is a local or migrated to the sanctuary from the plains. The Forest Department would take the help of Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) experts to assess the significance of a tiger at such a height and also carry out research."

The last time a tiger was captured was at a height of 3,200 meters in Pithoragarh district.

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