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Tourists banned in Mohrali to protect injured tigress

The state wildlife warden, on Monday, directed the Tadoba Tiger Project Authority to suspend the movement of tourists in Mohrali forest range area where a tigress was accidentally injured last week.

mumbai Updated: Nov 17, 2010 01:06 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra

The state wildlife warden, on Monday, directed the Tadoba Tiger Project Authority to suspend the movement of tourists in Mohrali forest range area where a tigress was accidentally injured last week.

According to the state wildlife wing, a team of veterinary doctors from Nagpur has already left for Tadoba in Chandrapur district in eastern Vidarbha to locate and treat the injured tigress. As per reports, the tigress has three cubs and sustained leg injuries while chasing a deer. The team equipped with tranquilisers, darts, medicines, etc, will start its relief operation on Wednesday.

The Tadoba field director, Vinay Kumar Sinha, said, "We have banned tourists’ movement in the area. Moreover, we are monitoring the tigress regularly since she was spotted with injuries."

According to wildlife experts, if the tigress dies or is unable to hunt, its three cubs would not survive. "She delivered these cubs just five-six months ago," added Sinha. Three tigresses in the reserve have given birth to eleven cubs this season.

The Tadoba Tiger Reserve is spread over 623 square km of high hills and valleys covered by a dense teak and bamboo forest.