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

4It had left its sanctuary in June

C1 left the Tipeshwar sanctuary in June end and has been travelling continuously through seven districts in Maharashtra as well as neighbouring state Telengana. By the weekend he was spotted in another wildlife sanctuary in the state.

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Wildlife officials feel the big cat has not travelled in a linear manner. The officials from the park have been tracking him with the help of GPS satellites which helps them acquire information.

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5Communication fears

Wildlife officials say the big cat has not travelled in a “linear manner”. He is being tracked through GPS satellite information every hour and has been recorded in more than 5,000 locations in the past nine months. According to Doctor Bilal Habib, a senior biologist with the Wildlife Institute of India said “The tiger is possibly looking for territory, food and a mate. Most of the potential tiger areas [in India] are full and new tigers have to explore more.”

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6It hid during the day and travelled at night

The tiger was observed hiding at daytime and travelling at night and preying of wild pigs and cattle for food. Doctor Habib also confirmed that the tiger had also injured a man not because it wanted to but because the man had entered a thicket where the tiger was resting. There was no further record of any conflict with humans after that.

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7People were unaware a tiger was walking through their backyard

The weird part of this tiger travelling 1300 kms is the fact that people were unaware of a tiger travelling through their backyards said Dr. Habib. Wildlife officials however feel that the animal should be captured and relocated to a forest area in order to avoid any serious accident that might occur. They feel that sooner or later they may lose communication with the animal once the battery of his radio collar dies down since it has already been drained by 80%.

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