Wild animal transferring in direction of Papikonda-Sileru forest space; forest officers on alert

On Could 29, the tiger strayed into human habitation and killed six buffaloes in Gollaprolu. On receiving data, AP Forest Division groups with round 150 personnel arrange a base camp and put in CCTV cameras at 40 locations to seize the animal.

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Revealed on  7 Jun 2022 5:47 AM GMT


Tiger terror: Wild animal moving towards Papikonda-Sileru forest area; forest officials on alert

Kakinada: Royal Bengal Tiger, which entered the agricultural fields of Prathipadu Mandal within the Kakinada district, is now transferring in direction of the Papikonda-Sileru forest space (Papikonda Nationwide Park).

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On Could 29, the tiger strayed into human habitation and killed six buffaloes in Gollaprolu. On receiving data, Andhra Pradesh Forest Division groups with round 150 personnel arrange a base camp and put in CCTV cameras at 40 locations to seize the animal.

After 4 days, 4 cages have been introduced from Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam, to seize the animal. Cages have been arrange with a prey supplied as bait at locations the place pub marks have been discovered. These have been monitored 24/7. On June 4, the tiger arrived on the cage in Sarabhavaram however survived miraculously.

Chatting with Information Meter, Divisional Forest Officer (Wildlife-Rajahmundry) C. Selvam stated, “On the night time of June 6, the tiger was seen heading in direction of reserve forest and close by water our bodies. Now we have intensified the monitoring. It’s more likely to transfer in direction of the Papikonda-Sileru belt forest space.”

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Plan B

Forest Officers are planning to tranquilize the tiger if it strikes towards the agricultural fields. “The tiger is transferring solely through the night time. It will be robust to tranquilize him through the night time. Now we have saved our group and gear, however that would be the final possibility,” stated Selvam.

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No tiger database

The tiger, round 4-5 years previous, is claimed to be in breeding age. Based on Nationwide Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), no database of the wandering tiger is on the market in Kakinada. The NTCA has a database from 2018. It collects information on the tigers as soon as in 4 years.

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Forest officers suspect the tiger might need been a cub at the moment, and due to this fact no information is on the market. That is stated to be a brand new animal coming from Indravati reservoir, Chattisgarh.

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