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Tiger population in Srisailam on rise, AP rejoices

Tiger population in Srisailam on rise, AP rejoices
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Tiger population in Srisailam on rise, AP rejoices A part of the Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam tiger reserve in Andhra - Gundla Brahmeswara sanctuary is now a progressing breeding ground for tigers.

A part of the Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam tiger reserve in Andhra - Gundla Brahmeswara sanctuary is now a progressing breeding ground for tigers. The number of tigers including cubs and sub-adults has increased in number from 18 to 24 confirmed by the Camera trap census carried out by the state forest department.


Rahul Pandey, NSTR project director informed that the tiger census was taken in between December to January which showed the numbers have increased. He added that there are 17 adults, 4 sub-adults and three cubs. While one tiger was poached, two tigers migrated and three more came in.


In the Prakasam and Kurnool districts, census is done particularly in Markapur and Adoni divisions. Even the leopard population is said to have increased in the area and officials are to start summer relief in the tiger reserve from March second week. Mr. Pandey said that while there is water in NSTR, water filling-in will be carried out in mid-March.

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