Tiger Creates Epic Record Walking Over 1300 Km in 5 Months In Search of a Mate and Prey

Animals should never be underestimated because they too at times can prove more resilient than humans. They can also display signs of intelligence-driven by instinct whenever necessary and may go to any lengths to fulfil their own natural desires too such as one male tiger in India who has gone on record to have undertaken the longest walk ever recorded in the country by a tiger having walked a staggering 1,300 km in five months. That almost covers the distance across the breadth of the country. But, why did it go through such an ordeal, the experts attempted to find out an explanation.

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1The tiger was believed to have been in search of prey or a mate

Tiger experts feel that the animal which walked the mammoth distance was either in search of prey or looking for a mate. It could have also been searching to make its own territory and walked 1,300 km which is about 807 miles. The tiger is two and half years old.

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2It was tracked because of its collar

The tiger in question is named C1 and is even fitted with a radio collar. It was one of three male cubs born to a female named T1 from the Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Maharashtra India. The sanctuary is home to 10 tigers in the state.

Wildlife officials discovered the record distance due to its radio collar and tracked the animal as it travelled back and forth over long distances across farms, waterways and highways. It even entered a neighboring state.

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3Only one recorded human conflict by accident

Tigers have had conflicts with humans just once and that too by accident. A tiger injured a person who entered thicket where the animal was resting so obviously the animal reacted out of instinctive defence. As for C1, he was fitted with a radio collar way back in February. Since then he has surprisingly continued his wanderings of the forest roaming over long areas presumably to find a mate or a suitable area to settle down and claim as his own.

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